The UUTTU project provides information on the framework conditions for “knowledge-intensive work” and the knowledge economy in rural areas, with a particular emphasis on the perspective of women

The possibilities of new work in rural areas from the perspective of women (UUTTU) project examines those factors which promote or hinder opportunities for new work in rural areas from the perspective of women.

The project provides an overview of the current state of knowledge-intensive service activities in rural areas from the perspective of women and identifies and considers new ways to promote job opportunities in rural areas from the perspective of women. The study directly produces proposals that feed into the information base and operating models that serve the Rural Policy Council, e.g. taking the women’s perspective into account in regional and local development.

The data collection methods of the study include the analysis of existing data (qualitative data as well as quantitative statistical data), thematic interviews, electronic survey workshops and a case study. The project will be implemented between May 2021 and June 2022. MDI will implement the research project in collaboration with expert Emilia Kangas, D.Sc.

The project is funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on the proposal of a project group set up by the Rural Policy Council, with funds from Makera’s national rural research and development projects.

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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