Future regional tasks in Kymenlaakso

Finland contemplated the most profound regional reform in decades. All regional councils were urged to begin preparations for their future tasks in June 2016. MDI sparred Kymenlaakso Region in their work. A project group was set up, where the Regional Council, the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment, the Rescue Department, Social and Health Care Services, Rural services and labour organisations were represented. The regional group defined the organisation of regional services except for social and health care tasks. The group worked to formulate a future vision, through which new services and functions as well as new operation models were to be designed. In addition to formulating these regional tasks, MDI facilitated a seminar on the regional reform in Kymenlaakso region on 31th August 2016. The work was carried out through three workshops and a regional reform seminar and was finalised in October 2016.