MDI supported the ELY Centre of Northern Ostrobothnia in the self-assessment process of the regional rural development plan during the year 2018. The process was kicked off in Rural Days 2018 event in Oulu on 8-9 February 2018, when the rural project managers were tuned into self-assessment mode through training and group discussions. The progress and results of the rural development plan of North Ostrobothnia were reviewed by priority areas over the course of spring and autumn 2018.