The CAP Strategic Plan will be evaluated

MDI manages a consortium (MDI Public Oy, Spatia and Gaia Consulting) to evaluate the CAP Strategic Plan 2021–2027 for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. The ex-ante evaluation aims at improving the planning, content, functioning, efficiency and effectiveness of the CAP Strategic Plan. It is also designed to provide concrete solutions and analyses for the managing national authorities. The ex-ante evaluation will be conducted in a developing and sparring manner, focusing on recommendations for and sparring of the preparatory work. Furthermore, a Strategical Environmental Assessment will be carried out in accordance with the Environmental Impact Assessment legislation. The evaluation process consists of analysing the strategic document, interviews, a stakeholder survey and focus group discussions. The evaluation is due for delivery in late 2020

Information for municipalities and new national policy instruments for steering climate change mitigation and circular economy in municipalities

National goals in respect of preventing climate change and boosting the circular economy require strengthening. This entails the creation of viable solutions and indeed the adoption of a new approach in the municipalities. Based on the National Urban Strategy, a preliminary study has been produced which considered a number of potential policy instruments for climate and circular economy work. For the municipal level, the publication provides information on what kinds of instruments already exist, while for the state level, it suggests a number of new ideas for prospective policy instruments.

Read more Information for municipalities and new national policy instruments for steering climate change mitigation and circular economy in municipalities

PhD thesis defence: Urbanisation lacks vision

Ilppo Soininvaara (M.Sc.), MDI’s specialist in urban development and politics, researched for his PhD thesis the policy of urbanisation in Finland. The PhD thesis illustrates the development of urbanisation, the related political debate and various strategic interests. Soininvaara defended his thesis on May 25, 2022 at 12 noon at the faculty of science of the University of Helsinki. The thesis’ subject is “The politics of urbanisation – From a global imperative to national struggles”.

Read more PhD thesis defence: Urbanisation lacks vision