Image source: The Council of Europe The war in Ukraine prompted an emotional debate among municipal decision-makers at the plenary session of the
The multi-disciplinary InnoSI research project taking place in ten EU Member States identifies, evaluates and compares local and regional social investments and increases the decision-makers’ understanding of social investments and the opportunities they offer for modernizing the welfare society.
As part of the InnoSi project, the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities published together with Turku University of Applied Sciences a foresight handbook titled ”From Signals to Future Stories”. The handbook delves into the theory and practice of futures research by introducing a
Explaining the Social Investment Package The European Commission defined the concept of social investment already in 2013 with the release of the Social Investment Package. According to the package, welfare systems should secure social investments, social protection and economic balance. Social
Finland: User-driven development of local public services in Kainuu (Case 1) Period: April 2014 – January 2017 Target population: Vulnerable people in a disadvantaged region: Elderly (75+) and young people Investment theme: Strengthen communality; Improve employment Short description of the program