Kaustinen region in Central Ostrobothnia, Finland, comprises of six municipalities: Halsua, Kaustinen, Lestijärvi, Perho, Toholampi and Veteli with a population of 15900. MDI will update the vitality strategy for the region for the years 2016–2020. The process will be built on previous experiences and materials.
Vitality strategy has two content objectives: 1) defining a common vision for the development of region’s vitality and renewal, and 2) defining focus areas for regional development and designing measures based on the needs, opportunities, strengths and objectives.
The vitality strategy aims at having impact on the development work of different actors in the region and thus to contribute to the realisation of vision, intensification of the use of development resources, strengthening the feeling of togetherness in the region, the carrying out of rural and other development programmes in the region and more over to the vitality of the whole of Kaustinen region. The work has been ordered by Kaustinen region and it will be finalised in April 2016.