Sparring of the Southern and Western Finland program

MDI helped the regional councils of Päijät-Häme and Central Finland in preparing of the new structural fund period. The Southern and Western Finland produced the common part of the structural fund program. MDI organized three interactive workshops to enhance the cooperation in and between the regions. The workshops focused on SWOT analysis of the region, defining a common intent for the program and made choices regarding the programs contents according to the regions’ and national and Baltic Sea Strategy guidelines. Apart from the workshops MDI carried out a document analysis and a survey and interviewed a bunch of experts. The work was done between June and September 2012.