Kodukant (the Estonian Village Movement)
Rural topic(s): Civic engagement, local governance and dialogue
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