Voluntary work A lot of voluntary work Measures for restorations of village halls, lakes, beach, marina, playgrounds, hiking paths with shelters, sportsplaces, sceneries ect.
Village movement arises from 1970-s to resist moving to cities • Village commitees village associations • Against reducing the services • Organize fun together
About 15 years of developing villages connected with leader-like financing Suomen kylätoiminta ry (SYTY)Village Action association of Finland19 regional village associations3900 villages, with 2800 village assosiations-> common targets, planning for long periods, projects in every level
Village association – village as local developer and actor • Association, registered = juridical actor, volunteers • Open to everybody, political independence, horizontal • Building cooperations, coordinating • Publicity: village news, websites, e-mail-lists, notice board • Actions • Own projects or participating in projects
Village Development Plan – Our common future? • What are the common needs, problems and interests • How our villige is going to be a better place to live? • Villageplan – long time planning period, - common will to develop own village - wide participation- it leads to action
I • Compiling the village plan with a shorter way: • Open participatory village meeting . 2. Writing the issues into spreadsheed form, some volunteers with help of the villagecoordinator
Steps in the VDP process (1) • The board of the villageassociation decides how the process will be • Why to do a VDP • Getting everybody involved • How to connect the municipality to the process • SWOT • Village meeting for all • Current situation • Our village in the future (positive brainstorming) • What should be changed to achieve that future • Priorities • Who wants to participate in working groups
Steps in the VDP process (2) • (A questionnairy for inhabitants if needed) • Writing the plan, version one • Feedback from assosiations and actors • who are responsible for which implementation • Schedule • Writing the definite plan • A villagemeeting to accept the plan • Implementation • Follow-up of the VDP