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Kurjen ekokyläyhdistys ry

Kurjen ekokyläyhdistys ry

Rautialantie 419, 37470, Vesilahti, Finland


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Kurjen ekokyläyhdistys ry (Kurki eco-village association) is a hosting, sending and co-ordinating EVS party. We have received numerous volunteers from a number of European countries since 2013. We aim to host several volunteers each year. Their time of residence varies from half a year to one year. As a sending organization we offer also the Finnish Youth a chance to volunteer through the Erasmus+ programme. In addition, when needed, we co-ordinate with other hosting EVS parties’ projects which also represent ecological values. The objective of Kurjen ekokyläyhdistys is to promote holistic ecological lifestyle and global sustainable development, as well as to encourage communality. The fulfilment of these aims is a major part of the everyday life in the village, where the association operates and which also acts as a home to its members and the volunteers alike. In practise, ecology and sustainable development is implemented through biodynamic cultivation, pure nutrition and ecological building and living. Biodynamic agriculture is a comprehensive cultural impetus, that organically connects the people, the animals and the cultivation, and it is carried out in a biodynamic farm that functions alongside the village. The buildings of the eco-village are renovated and constructed using organic, breathable materials and honouring the traditions of Finnish rural construction.Communality is fostered and developed in the village by e.g. joint meetings, practical projects, work bees, celebrations, common dinings and free-time activities. These distinctive activities are motivated by a desire to create a new kind of social culture. Cherishing multiculturalism and creating international connections both at grass-roots- and in a more official level are important aspects in reaching this goal. The residents of the eco-village are members of the association and share the common values of the village. The target group of our operation includes everyone who shares our values and aims or is interested in getting to know them and the ecological and communal way of life. We function in the close-by environment as well as in international platforms, as the themes we represent connect people over borders. Our village welcomes different kinds of visitor groups and we arrange cultural events that are open for everyone to attend (seasonal celebrations, art performances, children’s events), as well as different courses and educational occasions. The farm also receives students and trainees of the field. Our association is religiously and politically uncommitted.


This organisation is willing to involve volunteers who face situations which make their participation in activities more difficult, from the following categories for different types of project:

InklusionskategoriModtager projekterSender projekterKoordinerer projekterVærtsorganisationSupporting organisation
Economic obstacles
Social obstacles
Geographical obstacles

This organisation is accredited to run projects under Erasmus+ Volunteering and the European Solidarity Corps.

Scope Frivilligt arbejde

Role Udløbsdato
PIC no: 935998688 | Last updated on 24/08/2018

Organisationens emner

Social dialog

Miljø og klimaforandringer

Kreativitet og kultur