With Janne Antikainen in the lead, the MDI Team studied the municipal restructuring in the Kainuu region up to the end of June 2015. The main idea of the work was to strengthen the vitality and cooperation no matter what the decisions based on the study were. The municipalities of Kainuu received tools for working on their vitality and it became possible to build a more compatible, attractive and funny Kainuu based on this work. The most important question was to define what the municipality currently represented and how in future this was likely to change as the world changes around it. The work was completed in May 2015.