MInistry of Rural Affairs, Estonia
My name is Taavi Kurvits. I work as an advisor in rural development and analysis department in Estonian Ministry of Rural Affairs. My work main focus is rural development and I am integrating rural proofing to national impact assessment tool, together with assessing other legislations and development plans from rural perspective. Additionally I am responsible of the financial instruments for farmers and other rural entrepreneurs under the common agricultural policy (CAP). I have lot of experience with bottom-up approach and LEADER program as I co designed the e-solution for LEADER program under the rural development program 2014 – 2020 so it is my pleasure to share our experiences in bottom-up approach.