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New VN TEAS projects highlight competence, innovation and labour policy

This year four new VN TEAS projects will be started at MDI to support the Government’s decision-making. These four projects are linked to the themes: 6. Finland of trust and equal labour market and 8. Finland of competence, education and innovation. MDI is the leader in three research consortia and the sub-contractor in the fourth. … Continue reading New VN TEAS projects highlight competence, innovation and labour policy

Sari Pitkänen strengthens MDI’s labour policy skills

MDI’s expertise in the fields of labour policy and social impact were strengthened at the beginning of the year when specialist Sari Pitkänen (M.Soc.Sc) joined the team. Sari brings with her twenty years experience in researching and evaluating projects related to employment, education and rehabilitation. Sari is particularly interested in cross-administrative and multi-professional projects. She … Continue reading Sari Pitkänen strengthens MDI’s labour policy skills

MDI examines the functionality of the youth exclusion prevention service system and the effectiveness of the services

MDI is involved in a study led by NHG Finland Oy which examines the functionality of the youth exclusion prevention service system and the effectiveness of the services. The study has been commissioned by the Parliamentary Audit Committee and its results will be published by the end of 2021. MDI’s role in the study is … Continue reading MDI examines the functionality of the youth exclusion prevention service system and the effectiveness of the services

MDI carries out an impact assessment of the Helsinki Skills Centre’s action

Since 2016, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment and the Ministry of Education and Culture have awarded grants for skills centre activities that combine education, employment and rehabilitation services for adult immigrants. MDI carries out an impact assessment of the Helsinki Skills Centre which aim is to provide information on how it has affected … Continue reading MDI carries out an impact assessment of the Helsinki Skills Centre’s action

The next MDI Academy will be moved to the autumn of 2021

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and the feedback from Academy applicants, we will rearrange the launch of MDI Academy II for the autumn of 2021. The goal of the MDI Academy is to bring together regional development specialists from all over Finland. Several applicants definitely wanted face-to-face meetings. A safer time to start the training programme … Continue reading The next MDI Academy will be moved to the autumn of 2021