MDI supports the city of Oulu in the preparation of a cultural strategy

The City of Oulu is seeking to become the European Capital of Culture in 2026. The project is a long-term urban development project the aim of which is to improve the quality of people’s lives, increase the international attractiveness of the Oulu region and strengthen the local and European identity. MDI supports the city of Oulu in the preparation of the cultural strategy.

The city’s cultural strategy is part of the cultural capital city process, pointing to the city’s long-term and wide-ranging cultural development, both in the thematic areas of the Capital of Culture and in the broader context. Although the Capital of Culture is above all a cultural initiative, it can also have significant social and economic impacts, especially when it is included in the long-term development strategy of the city’s culture in question.

The choice of goals and content priorities in the cultural strategy is particularly important because they need to strengthen the development of the area through cultural means and a special profile, making Oulu a city that is interesting and different.

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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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