MDI to evaluate Structural Funds Programme until 2019

Consortium lead by MDI has been appointed to evaluate the Structural Funds Programme in Finland. In addition to MDI, the consortium consists of Spatia Centre for Regional Research at the University of Eastern Finland, TK-Eval, and The Rehabilitation Foundation. The evaluation kicks of at the end of this year and runs until the summer of 2019. The evaluation has been commissioned by the Ministry of Employment and the Economy.

Sustainable Growth and Employment 2014–2020, the structural funds programme in Finland channels money from the EU to Finland a total of € 1,3 billion. Together with the national co-funding, the grand total sums up to € 2,6 billion during the seven-year programming period. The funding will be used e.g. to support the competitiveness of SMEs, to improve employment and labour mobility, and to strengthen education, skills and lifelong learning. For more information about the programme, please visit the Ministry’s site.

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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