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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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Japan’s home region donation model to act as an inspiration for proposals on the Finnish model

This new report provides information on whether a home region donation model like that of the Japanese Furusato Nozei could be used as a way to increase the vitality and wellbeing of Finland’s sparsely populated areas. The model cannot be strictly replicated as such for various reasons, but it could nevertheless act as a great source of inspiration. The report presents three possible models in respect of how the idea could be implemented in Finland. These models are built on the existence of already active local communities, associations, funds and foundations, people’s philanthropic motivations and municipalities’ adoption of participatory budgeting.

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The Municipal Card included in the finals of Statistics Finland’s Datamenestyjyät competition

The Municipal Card prepared by MDI and Robonomist is included in the finals of Statistics Finland’s Datamenestyjät competition. Other finalists are the vitality review of Kanta-Häme and Itlasto, the children’s and young people’s wellbeing information bank. The winner of the competition will be announced at the Statistics Arena event on Wednesday 28 September 2022.

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MDI is developing, in Nordic cooperation, more gender- and diversity-sensitive tools for the preparation of RDI programmes

Time after time, the Nordic countries have ranked well when measuring gender differences between countries and the quality of research and innovation environments. Beneath the surface however, the picture is more complex. The simple fact is that, despite the goals, the RDI field remains quite gendered.

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