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Assessing the regional economic impacts of events

Duration: 1.5.2014 – 30.4.2015

Funding: European Regional Development Fund, Lapland Regional Council

MTI’s role:
MTI/ Lapland UAS is in charge of administration, the University of Lapland is co-executor. Staff include Mirva Tapaninen ja Pasi Satokangas


To assess the economic impacts of the focal events and to produce knowledge and a tool for event organisers, regional developers and actors in the tourism sector.


Assessment of the economic impacts of Pyhä Unplugged, Luosto Classic and the Staalo Theatre Festival.

Testing of the applicability of the assessment method for determining the economic impacts of events held in Lapland.


Event organisers and municipalities will obtain tools giving them a sound basis for assessing the economic impacts of events.

Project staff

Mirva Tapaninen, project director
Tel. 040 183 2073

Pasi Satokangas, project planner
Tel. 040 484 4498


ERDF and Finnish government 35 000€
Municipal funding 15 000€
Tot. 50 000€