Future in Ostrobothnia

At the end of 2017, the Regional Council of Ostrobothnia launched a forecast pilot. MDI facilitated this process by organising two workshops and activating actors to build the future on the Inforglobe platform (which has been developed for Martti Ahtisaari’s CMI’s efforts, and was now being applied also in municipal strategies and in forecasting). The proactive pilotage improves the ability of various actors to read different strong and weak signals, provide a better understanding of their own and others’ actions now and in the future and concretely builds a scenario or scenarios for the future. The results of the work werre designed to be utilised in the preparation of the regional strategy. But most importantly, the project results produced a new way of making the future in inspirational, rolling, and in on-going dialogue. The work was finalised in March 2018.