The Village Action Association of Finland (in Finnish: Suomen Kylätoiminta ry or SYTY) promotes and develops village action and locally initiated rural development on the national level. The Village Action Association of Finland is an umbrella organisation for regional actors in rural development. Residents' Associations, village coalitions, LAGs and national central organisations are members of the Village Action Association. At the end of 2006 the Association had 131 member organisations.
The Association employs about 10 staff working on different types of administrative jobs and coordinating projects funded by the EU and national rural development programmes. The head office is situated in Suomusjärvi, 80km west from the capital Helsinki.
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The LAG Network Unit of FinlandIn 2000-2006 the Village Action Association and the