The Estonian Village Movement Kodukant has sponsored Rural Parliaments of Estonian Villages Maapaev since 1996. This brings together village members, organizations, local and national representatives and government with the aim of discussing rural issues and looking for solutions to the problems facing rural development.

The Rural Parliament takes place every two years 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.

The 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.
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