Kodukant, the Estonian Village Movement is an association of non-governmental organizations, structured at three levels – village, county and national. Kodukant was set up officially in October 1997 and now has about 5,000 members.
Kodukant embodies the spirit and values of the villages and is driven by a passion to retain rural life and traditions. Kodukant’s aims are to give technical advice; to promote networking and communication; to arrange training and capacity building; to act as advocate for rural communities; to support local initiatives; and to foster co-operation at all levels.
Kodukant is the most important promoter of the Smart Village concept in Estonia. Kodukant is supporting the social entrepreneurship in rural areas by consulting, training programs, development of teaching materials, etc.