Pilot Case - North & East Finland
North & East Finland, in particularly South Savo region with a pristine nature, is an interesting case study to be investigated for spatial mobility and its relationship to Twin Transition, as the sparsely populated region has been witnessing long-term population decrease. Interestingly, secondary housing (temporary mobility) and temporary transnational labour force are becoming a significant part in boosting the region. In particularly, South Savo region with a population of 130 thousand has secondary residences for hosting additional 100 thousand temporary residents. Therefore, multi-locality and temporary mobility are promoted together with digitalisation and flexible working opportunities to revitalize society and compensate the decreasing permanent population.
Objectives of the Pilot
The close interaction between temporary population dynamics and flexible working opportunities is essential for further identifying the factors affecting spatial mobility forms (migration, commuting, temporary working) during Twin Transition. MOBI-TWIN will further identify the changes brought by the Twin Transition to this region, indicating a specific focus on the interactions rising between the remote, yet safe and pure living environment of North & East Finland and the new opportunities it receives from the increasing multilocal living, remote working and digital nomadism.
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