MDI Studies Future Municipality

The Ministry of Finance has commissioned MDI to make a background study related to reform “Future municipality”. An online survey has been sent to all municipalities in Mainland Finland on 24th May, reaching in total nearly 12 000 respondents including local councillors and leading civil servants. Survey will be open until 16.00 on Tue 7th June 2016.

The future tasks, functions, funding as well as position and role of municipalities are under consideration in all Finnish municipalities at the moment. The results of this survey will provide valuable insight for the reform and decision-making. In addition to the results of the survey, MDI will organise focus group discussions in six cities or regions during the summer.

The results of the survey will also be utilised in three ongoing research projects MDI is currently carrying out as Government’s analysis, assessment and research activities. One of the projects deals with regional government reform, second one with the development of city regions and networks, and the third one with digital services in rural areas.

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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