The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health
The Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland organised a series of ‘Our Own County’ discussion events in co-operation with the counties during the spring of 2018. All the relevant actors (civil servants, political decision-makers, stakeholders) taking part in the regional preparation of the reform’s implementation were invited to take part in the event. Experts from all the key ministries concerning the reform also took part in the events. These ministries include the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Economy, the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of the Interior, and the Ministry of Transport and Communications. MDI was appointed to act as a chair and facilitator in the discussion session in each event. All those registering for the regional events had the opportunity to propose questions to be addressed in the discussion session. Some of the questions were subsequently forwarded to the experts in the respective ministries in order to provide participants with up-to-date answers. Our Own County roadshow of regional events kicked off in Seinäjoki on April 24th and finished in Rovaniemi on June 8th, 2018.