Rural life in Estonia is marked by sparse settlement, which is characteristic of the country as a whole. While 30% of the Estonian population lives in the capital, Tallinn, just 20% live in the country's 4433 villages. Services do not prove to be cost-effective, particularly in rural areas, when the population is so low, and such areas are less attractive as places in which to permanently reside. Improving the quality of life (including infrastructure and better availability of services) is of the utmost importance in terms of maintaining and increasing the number of residents of rural areas. Support for the development of rural life is designed to ensure the preservation of regional living environments and their cultural heritage and the development of social infrastructure. It is primarily meant for the non-profit sector, but companies which develop sites for public use can also obtain support.
More detailed information regarding support measures is available here (in Estonian) Feel free to come into one of our county service bureaus!
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