Reducing the Use of Plastic Bags

Project description Plastic is a major source of marine littering damaging the sea. Plastics contain hazardous chemicals that easily dissolve in water. Plastic waste can also be harmful to animals – e.g. birds eat plastic debris mistaking them for food – becoming a rapidly increasing cause of mortality among various species. In addition, microscopic plastic … Read more

Accessibility of Buildings

Project description Accessibility in both old and new buildings is of growing national importance due to the ageing population that should be able to live independently at their homes in near future. The theme touches many other different groups as well – families with babies, people with disabilities or injury, just to name a few. … Read more

Primary Producer’s Notifications

Project description Where are we now? The primary producers of food shall notify their activities to several authorities and registers within the administrative sector of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MMM). There are many levels of legislations (EU, national, sector by sector) that govern which information to be notified for food safety, animal health … Read more

Project Piazza

Project description Where are we now? Finnish government is in need of a platform where information about RDI (research, development and innovation) projects can be stored and searched easily by decision-makers, by researchers, funding organisations. It is recognised, for example, that policymakers need to have access to the most recent research findings in order to … Read more

Boosting Consumer Rights for Finnish Business

Project description Many companies view customer satisfaction as a competitive advantage. Achieving customer satisfaction means respecting laws, including those protecting against false advertising, safeguarding of minors, securing warranties and customer privacy. 2018 marked 40 years of the ‘Consumer Protection Act’ in Finland. However, a recent EU study reveals that familiarity with consumer law among businesses … Read more

Strategy for Expatriate Finns

Project description The Ministry of the Interior will set a strategy for the expatriate Finns for the years 2022-2026, which will be published in December 2021. This new strategy aims to explore the sustainable means that can increase participation of expatriate Finns in Finnish society (politics, culture, education, employment). It also looks to broaden the … Read more