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is an association of rural NGOs established in 1997. Our MISSION is to support local initiative and enterprising spirit, and unite the organisations developing rural communities and their living environment.

Estonian active and sustainable villages are attractive habitats where communities evaluate cooperation and stand for the identity of their homeplace.

KODUKANT TRAINING CENTRE (KTC) is a non-formal adult education centre, established in 2003, whose main aim is to organize non-formal and in service training, providing a variety of courses on the management of NGO-s, entrepreneurship and community development. We contribute to the initiative and enterprising spirit of the rural communities. WE VALUE: Development of cohesion and cooperation in local communities

Village Movement Kodukant is the biggest and the most powerful internationally recognised organisation carrying rural values and supporting village development.

AIMS OF KODUKANT Support strong communities and strengthen the effectiveness of advocacy of local NGOs

Openness and transparency

Kodukant is an acknowledged rural development umbrella organisation helping to create working places and make different services available in the countryside

Principles of enviromental-friendly development

Be a strong and effective advocacy organisation for Estonian villages

Local initiative and enterprising spirit in rural areas


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Provide retraining, counselling and study tours for rural people Support human capital of rural regions through training and development projects Become a training and counselling centre

Did you know that ... ‌ according to the census of 2011 the population of Estonia was 1 294 455, 415 520 of them living in the rural areas

NGO Estonian Village Movement Kodukant Reg. number: 80036845 IBAN EE352200001120242378

... there are 4438 villages in Estonia (2014) ... Kodukant has been organising Estonian Rural Parliaments since 1996 ... Kodukant has had the contest of Village of the Year since 2005

Eesti KĂźlaliikumine Kodukant

Estonian Village Movement Kodukant Sirge 2, Tallinn 10618 +372 530 800 29

All Estonia Shall Live!

Kodukants booklet, 2014-2020  
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