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The impacts of innovation-, training- and cooperation of Rural Area Programme have been evaluated

According to the evaluation, training and cooperation measures under the Rural Area Programme have improved the skills of rural developers and entrepreneurs and created networks. Network-based development has strengthened knowledge sharing and the emergence of new products and services. The innovativeness of the program is reflected in the dissemination of knowledge, but investments in translating … Continue reading The impacts of innovation-, training- and cooperation of Rural Area Programme have been evaluated

The development of shrinking areas was thrashed out in the Rural panel discussion

In the context of the Rural Researchers’ Meeting, we organised a discussion on the theme of Happy in the Countryside – Developing shrinking areas. The panel provided insights into what good living in the countryside is, what future prospects are in the countryside and what action is needed in shrinking areas to support good living … Continue reading The development of shrinking areas was thrashed out in the Rural panel discussion

Journey to the Forest Lapp Culture

At the beginning of the summer, a project to investigate the Forest Lapp Culture and its Advancement of the cultural characteristics of the Forest Lapp People ended. The MDI study, which was part of the Government’s research activities, applied to a population largely unknown to the general public. Through interviews, workshops and surveys, we explored … Continue reading Journey to the Forest Lapp Culture

New skills in the group

Autumn brings both new faces and old friends to our office as we welcome Veera Mustonen, an urban development expert, and Iida Mäkelä, a finance expert, into our team. In addition, Marika Koramo will join the advisory team to strengthen education policy expertise and networks while Katja Syvärinen will bring a greater understanding of inclusive … Continue reading New skills in the group