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Kodukant (the Estonian Village Movement)

Rural topic(s): Civic engagement, local governance and dialogue

City: Tallin

Country: Estonia

Web site: http://www.kodukant.ee

Movement of Estonian Villages and Small Towns Kodukant is an alliance of non-governmental organisations which aim is to support rural communities in their local initiatives, to support small entrepreneurship, to create and maintain networks on different geographical and administrative levels (from local to international) and to influence policy, opening up the views and needs of small rural communities to the distant policy-makers. It is represented in each Estonian county and has about 5000 members.

Scale of intervention : National

Keywords: rural entrepreneurship, collective approach, youth empowerment, local community initiative, rural parliament, empowerment of rural communities, Community Led Local Development (CLLD), local food systems

Places: Estonia

Actors: animation and rural development organisation, network, platform, forum, rural population

Methods: advocacy, training/capacity-building, consulting/expertise, support to project, networking, partnership

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