The impacts of innovation-, training- and cooperation of Rural Area Programme have been evaluated

According to the evaluation, training and cooperation measures under the Rural Area Programme have improved the skills of rural developers and entrepreneurs and created networks. Network-based development has strengthened knowledge sharing and the emergence of new products and services. The innovativeness of the program is reflected in the dissemination of knowledge, but investments in translating innovation into practice are needed.

We were involved in evaluating the results, impacts of the innovation-, training and cooperation measures of the Rural Area Programme for Continental Finland 2014-2020. In addition, the evaluation included a case study on the project activities of the Finnish Forest Centre and the EIP Innovation Groups. The evaluation was carried out by the Regional and Municipal Research Center Spatia, TK-Eval and MDI.

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MDI leads the co-creative process of developing, piloting and sharing practices for wellbeing in Sustainable Cities

The challenge bundle work is the cross-cutting co-development of the “Sustainable City” programme, co-ordinated by the Ministry of the Environment, with the aim of producing and sharing information, knowledge and solutions to the challenges linking cities’ management and practice in the area of leading work towards sustainability. The work produces concrete development measures, new ways of doing things and peer learning.

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A new project funded by the Ministry of Agriculture will explore multi-locality from the point of view of companies and their employers: is place-independence becoming the future norm of successful companies?

Although remote working and place-independent work have already been examined extensively from both the public administration implications and individual perspectives,…

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MDI’s Population projection 2022 – a detailed picture of future development and a new scenario for an internationalising Finland

According to the Population projection 2022 published today, Finland’s population will decrease, age, centralise and internationalise. Phenomena and events, as well as the actions of regions and municipalities, greatly influence future population development.

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