Rural Parliament

Estonian Rural Parliament


Estonian Village Movement Kodukant has sponsored Rural Parliaments of Estonian Villages since 1996 to bring together village members, organizations, local and national representatives with the aim to discuss the issues and look for solutions to the problems facing rural development. Kodukant‘s Rural Parliament is unique due to the fact that the participants are brought together every two years to discuss the problems of the countryside and bring them to governmental decisions. Estonian Rural Parliament will provide also a good platform for discussion and exchange of ideas and best practice between international organizations connected with the rural development in different European countries.

12th Estonian Rural Parliament took place August 4.-6. 2017 in Vana-Võidu, Viljandi County. There were participated ca 350 participants – 15 delegations from Estonian Counties, guests, partners, politicians, minister of Rural Affairs, President of Parliament, President of Republic and Prime Minister Programm of Rural Parliament 2017 

We were glad to be host for more then 40 international guests from 8 countries: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Scotland, Netherlands, Finland, Latvia, Moldova.

Manifesto Estonian Rural Parliament XII, 2017

 Some foreign guests with President of Republic (lady in blue)

Part of international delegation with Prime Minister of Estonia

The participation of international delegation was financed by Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs

Emma Cooper from Scotland sharing her emotions and experiences from Estonian Rural Parliament. Three things I learnt in Estonia

History of Estonian RP:

BROCHURE Estonian RP XI (2015)

BROCHURE Ten Rural Parliaments in Estonia (1996-2013)