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.