MDI took part in a Nordic consortium that has been appointed to carry out the evaluation of Interreg Nord and Interreg Bothnia Atlantica programmes. The evaluation consortium was lead by Kontigo from Sweden. Alongside MDI, also Samfunnsøkonomisk analyse from Norway took part in the evaluation. The programme evaluation will be carried out for the most part during 2018. Interreg V A Nord is an EU-program supporting cross-border cooperation in order to strengthen the economic and social development. Areas included in the program were north Norway, north Finland, north Sweden and Sápmi (which spreads over all three countries). The programme area covered the regions of Lapland, Oulu region and Central Ostrobothnia in Finland. Botnia-Atlantica is an EU-programme financing cross-border cooperation projects in Sweden, Finland and Norway. The programme is a part of European Territorial Cooperation, even called Interreg, where regions are developed through joint efforts across national borders. The programme area covers the regions of South Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia and Ostrobothnia in Finland.