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1 © Lönnrot Institute, Kajaani University Consortium 2006 Jouni Ponnikas, Kajaani From the Torniokoski bridge in Yli-Vuokki, Suomussalmi, over the lake Torniojärvi, towards North-East, Autumn Photo Heikki Rytkölä Lönnrot Institute Deserve International Meeting

2 © Lönnrot Institute, Kajaani University Consortium 2006 Jouni Ponnikas, Kajaani Lönnrot Institute Contents Regional background Institutional background Team Projects

3 © Lönnrot Institute, Kajaani University Consortium 2006 Jouni Ponnikas, Kajaani Regional background – Kainuu (1/3) Population: inhabitants Area: km 2  <4inh/km 2 260km common border with Russia 2 cities: Kajaani, Kuhmo 8 rural municipalities and 150 villages Joint Authority of Kainuu Region, , welfare services Kajaani University Consortium, since 2004 Teacher education, since 1900 Sport and relaxation resorts: Katinkulta Holiday Club (year- round summer), Vuokatti (year-round winter), hiking areas, Eco- rapids fishing tour, etc.; national parks: Rokua, Hiidenportti; music fests: Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival, Kajaani Jazz Fest, PipeFest Kajaani airport, railway and bus transportation available

4 © Lönnrot Institute, Kajaani University Consortium 2006 Jouni Ponnikas, Kajaani Regional background – Kainuu (2/3)

5 © Lönnrot Institute, Kajaani University Consortium 2006 Jouni Ponnikas, Kajaani Measurepolis Measuring technology, applied IT electronics and the metal industry in Kainuu turnover 200 € million jobs 2,100 companies 130 Measurepolis Measuring technology, applied IT electronics and the metal industry in Kainuu turnover 200 € million jobs 2,100 companies 130 Seniorpolis Develops business operations that promote well-being and lifestyle opportunities for senior citizens. Seniorpolis Develops business operations that promote well-being and lifestyle opportunities for senior citizens. Snowpolis Snowpolis Vuokatti is an international Technology Park, located in the nature and the most versatile recreation centre in Finland. Snowpolis is specialised in wellness, sports and all-year winter. Snowpolis Snowpolis Vuokatti is an international Technology Park, located in the nature and the most versatile recreation centre in Finland. Snowpolis is specialised in wellness, sports and all-year winter. Virtuosi Chamber music: About 90 concerts per year About 170–200 artists annually 45,000–50,000 concert tickets annually 7,500 festival visitors annually Virtuosi Chamber music: About 90 concerts per year About 170–200 artists annually 45,000–50,000 concert tickets annually 7,500 festival visitors annually Regional background – Kainuu (3/3) Expertise Centres

6 © Lönnrot Institute, Kajaani University Consortium 2006 Jouni Ponnikas, Kajaani Institutional background BOARD OF MEMBERS Department of Information Processing Science, Kajaani unit Professor Ari Heiskanen Kajaani Department of Teacher Education Director Juhani Suortti Measurement and Sensor Laboratory Research Director Juha Kalliokoski Biotechnology operations Research Director Vesa Virtanen Lönnrot Institute Director Jouni Ponnikas Continuing Education Head of Unit Arja Poranen KAJAANI UNIVERSITY CONSORTIUM Director Juhani Suortti SERVICE FUNTIONS (ADMINISTRATION)

7 © Lönnrot Institute, Kajaani University Consortium 2006 Jouni Ponnikas, Kajaani Lönnrot Institute Team Director Jouni Ponnikas Evaluation and Regional Research Rural Development and Research Historical and Cultural Research Researcher Heikki Rytkölä Development manager Kalle Nieminen Training assistant Pirjo Moilanen Economic secretary Marketta Väyrynen Project manager Andra Aldea-Partanen Project manager Timo Karjalainen Researcher Sirpa Korhonen Researcher Susanna Nevalainen Office secretary Sari Pöllänen Project secretary Lea Suopelto Computer specialist Lauri Sonny Bio-energy Development and Research

8 © Lönnrot Institute, Kajaani University Consortium 2006 Jouni Ponnikas, Kajaani Financing Sources for Year 2005, Lönnrot Institute

9 © Lönnrot Institute, Kajaani University Consortium 2006 Jouni Ponnikas, Kajaani Projects (1/6) Evaluation & Regional Research Workgroup Theme Evaluation of Objective 1 Programme in Finland (2005); Mid-term evaluation of LEADER+ Programme ( ) Mid-term evaluation of ALMA Programme (2003) Barents Specialists mid-term evaluation (2003) ArctiChildren mid-term evaluation (2005) PALMA Services in Rural and Remote Areas ( )

10 © Lönnrot Institute, Kajaani University Consortium 2006 Jouni Ponnikas, Kajaani Projects (2/6) Rural Development & Research Workgroup In the village project aims at activating inhabitants from rural areas, at village level and improving their wellbeing Operational objectives and activities Support of the village development by going through the whole process at the village level and encouraging emergence of ideas in the case they are not starting yet Advance the development work according to the long term development plans Assuring that 80% of Kainuu villages have up- dated village plan Support village internationalisation Support the exchange of experience, communication and networking between villages Achieve a permanent communication between village and municipality, which allows that municipality supports villages’ project activity

11 © Lönnrot Institute, Kajaani University Consortium 2006 Jouni Ponnikas, Kajaani Projects (3/6) Historical & Cultural Research Workgroup The research is related to the history and culture of Kainuu and Archangel Karelia. The current research is now conducted with respect to the old cultural routes between Gulf of Bothnia and White Sea. Data collection consists of archive research, research of the written sources, as well as fieldwork in Kainuu, in the border villages, conducting interviews and visually documenting by taking pictures.

12 © Lönnrot Institute, Kajaani University Consortium 2006 Jouni Ponnikas, Kajaani Projects (4/6) Bio-energy Development & Research Kainuu Bioenery Programme The present condition of bioenergy use, bioenergy potential and the ideas of local bioenergy actors are now combined into a programme for promoting the production and use of renewable energies in Kainuu. The preparation of the programme has been financed by the local Employment and Economic Development Centre and Kainuun Etu Oy. The use of renewable energy resource and the strengthening of bioenergy cluster in Kainuu are set as the general targets of the programme.

13 © Lönnrot Institute, Kajaani University Consortium 2006 Jouni Ponnikas, Kajaani Projects (5/6) International Research projects Insular Labour Markets ( ), NORDREGIO co-ordinated research Nordic comparative project with six case studies: Bornholm, Gotland, Iceland (Akureyri and Eyjafjörður region), Ulstein, Kainuu and Åland. Methodology: Analysis of statistical indicators, especially the ones related to population transition, focusing on labour market and migration in the case study region Qualitative survey: 12 interviews type life-story; purpose of interviews: to cover a large spectrum of situations in which transition/job changes occurred and to identify the role of formal and informal networks in finding a job; it is assumed that in a isolated region, being it island or remote, the local informal networks play a crucial role in identifying niches on the local labour market; it is also interesting to see how alternative means of subsistence were used (unemployment, education etc). Questionnaire survey on companies: 20/30 questionnaires addressed to specific types of enterprises; Reporting: based on a given structure, the each caste study region labour markets is portrayed

14 © Lönnrot Institute, Kajaani University Consortium 2006 Jouni Ponnikas, Kajaani Projects (6/6) International Development projects Nakertaja network services Vuolijoki electronic business points Active Senior Mobile Technology Hiisi care Heinis networking

15 © Lönnrot Institute, Kajaani University Consortium 2006 Jouni Ponnikas, Kajaani Jouni Ponnikas GSM Tel Fax Thanks! For more information please contact


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