Planning and facilitation of the Southern Finland AVI-ELY cooperation meeting

The cooperation days of the environmental experts of Southern Finland’s ELY centers and Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland were organized on February 15-16, 2023. MDI facilitated the two-day cooperation event and helped in the planning and organization.

The event was organized in cooperation with the Regional State Administrative Agency for Southern Finland and the ELY Centers of Uusimaa, Häme, Southeast Finland and Southwest Finland. The aim and overarching theme of the event was to improve AVI-ELY cooperation and to get to know experts and network across agency boundaries. More than 100 environmental experts attended in the event. The event discussed cooperation between environmental responsibility areas from the perspectives of current themes and different procedures (for example YSL and VL permitting and monitoring, EIA, nature conservation). Group work discussions covered e.g. how the previously agreed cooperation methods between AVI and ELY have worked and how they could be further developed.