MDI to evaluate Leader principles and governance model

MDI and the Ruralia Institute of the University of Helsinki have been selected to carry out the evaluation of Leader principles and governance model for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The evaluation examines the implementation of the seven Leader principles (area-based, bottom-up, local partnership, integrated and multisectoral actions, innovation, interregional and international cooperation as well as networking) across the Leader chain from policy level to local actors. Furthermore, the evaluation will cover the functioning of the Leader governance model and the future issues related to implementation of the Leader approach in the Rural Program.

During the data collection phase, several surveys (e.g. for municipalities and Leader groups), interviews, workshops, observation of Leader events, as well as documentary and indicator analysis will be conducted. The evaluation will take place between November 2018 and December 2019.

MDI leads the co-creative process of developing, piloting and sharing practices for wellbeing in Sustainable Cities

The challenge bundle work is the cross-cutting co-development of the “Sustainable City” programme, co-ordinated by the Ministry of the Environment, with the aim of producing and sharing information, knowledge and solutions to the challenges linking cities’ management and practice in the area of leading work towards sustainability. The work produces concrete development measures, new ways of doing things and peer learning.

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A new project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture will explore multi-locality from the point of view of companies and their employers: is place-independence becoming the future norm of successful companies?

Although remote working and place-independent work have already been examined extensively from both the public administration implications and individual perspectives,…

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MDI’s Population projection 2022 – a detailed picture of future development and a new scenario for an internationalising Finland

According to the Population projection 2022 published today, Finland’s population will decrease, age, centralise and internationalise. Phenomena and events, as well as the actions of regions and municipalities, greatly influence future population development.

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