VN TEAS study: The current financing model of income support has little effect on the activities of the municipalities

According to a study carried out by NHG and MDI, municipalities can influence the need for income support only indirectly, namely, by promoting employment, supporting health and wellbeing and increasing the availability of affordable housing. Municipalities monitor basic income support expenditure more irregularly than before. The granting of basic income support was transferred from the municipalities to Kela in 2017 with the municipalities’ 50 per cent contribution no longer appearing as a separate item of expenditure.

The study ‘Municipal operating models and financial responsibility in preventing and reducing the need for income support’ examined for the first time the effects of the current funding model and responsibility for basic income support on the activities of municipalities and the opportunities for municipalities to influence the use of income support. The second evaluation focused on the effects of the social and health care reform and employment municipal experiments on income support customers and the development of the financing model.

The survey was carried out by NHG and MDI Public Oy as part of the implementation of the Government’s 2020 survey and research plan.

A sustainable green transition is achieved by investing in the diversity of RDI activities – the AGDA project continues to work on this theme

AGDA is a Nordic development project funded by the Nordic Gender Equality Fund (NIKK). The project focuses on the opportunities that a greater focus on diversity and inclusion could create in the RDI-field, particularly in respect of green transition.

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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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