MDI evaluates the effectiveness and impacts of state subsidies in film production

MDI has launched an evaluation research in the end of 2017 by the order of Ministry of Education and Culture. The evaluation focuses on finding out the effectiveness and impacts of state subsidies directed to national film production and independent TV production. The evaluation clarifies the overall understanding of the economic status of film industry in Finland. State subsidies play an essential role in the total funding in the film production. In the state budget for 2017, a total of 25 M€ was reserved to support national film industry. The evaluation results are due in mid-April 2018.

Information for municipalities and new national policy instruments for steering climate change mitigation and circular economy in municipalities

National goals in respect of preventing climate change and boosting the circular economy require strengthening. This entails the creation of viable solutions and indeed the adoption of a new approach in the municipalities. Based on the National Urban Strategy, a preliminary study has been produced which considered a number of potential policy instruments for climate and circular economy work. For the municipal level, the publication provides information on what kinds of instruments already exist, while for the state level, it suggests a number of new ideas for prospective policy instruments.

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PhD thesis defence: Urbanisation lacks vision

Ilppo Soininvaara (M.Sc.), MDI’s specialist in urban development and politics, researched for his PhD thesis the policy of urbanisation in Finland. The PhD thesis illustrates the development of urbanisation, the related political debate and various strategic interests. Soininvaara defended his thesis on May 25, 2022 at 12 noon at the faculty of science of the University of Helsinki. The thesis’ subject is “The politics of urbanisation – From a global imperative to national struggles”.

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