Sastamala – from friction to vitality

Sastamala seeks to turn the ongoing structural changes and challenges from friction to regional vitality. The work included a total of six different tasks: the intensification of cooperation with the business sector and the third sector; producing vitality services together with other actors, as well as experimentation in terms of different methods in producing services; the development of the city leadership in the new situation; review and development of the public service processes; the development of family services, as well as the development of tools for monitoring regional vitality development. Almost everyone from MDI’s two offices and a number of additional advisors were involved in this work, as well as Jouko Luukkonen from LGR-Consulting Ltd. The work continued until the end of 2018. The client was the city of Sastamala with funding coming from the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation (Tekes).