Due to ongoing regional reform a new interface will appear between municipalities and self-governing counties. In addition to tasks and responsibilities that are being transferred to counties, new interface is particularly interesting from the point of view of tasks and duties that remain in municipalities. These tasks include promotion of citizen’s welfare and education. MDI will conduct a study with an intensive time frame focusing on co-operation models and structures related to welfare and education sector. The study also seeks to reveal existing know-how and expertise that could be utilised in organising the interface between municipalities and counties. Study is funded as a part of Government’s Analysis, Assessment, and Research Activities and results are due in the end of June 2018. MDI has Spatia (Centre for Regional Research) from the University of Eastern Finland as a partner in the study.