Coordination of foresight work in the Southern Oulu area

In the Multi-Campus project, the accessibility, quality and impact of education in the area was developed. The aim was to create a platform-based partnership campus model that enables a rapid, responsive and proactive response to the region’s skills and labour needs. The work package measured the three sub-regions of the Southern Oulu region: Raahe, Nivala-Haapajärvi and Haapavesi-Siikalatva, as well as Ylivieska, Alavieska, Kalajoki, Merijärvi, Oulainen and Sievi. Foresight modelling utilises the MDI Scenario Tool which is tailored to different uses and evaluation processes. At the heart of the tool are the strategic and exploratory scenario analyses that provide an effective look at the current and future environment, the impact of policy measures and, for example, specific questions about future progression. There were four regional workshops and one summary event.