The Voice of Local Communities is a project envisioned by the Embassy of Sweden and the Embassy of Switzerland in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and implemented by UNDP BiH, in collaboration with Propulsion Fund. The project aspires to motivate citizens to become more involved in their local communities, and use their collective potential in bringing about positive societal change.
With this in mind, Fund conceptualized and produced a series of 6 short videos with the purpose of portraying work within local communities and discussing the opportunities within them with the citizens. Half a dozen videos focused on varied socially relevant subject, namely local economy, inclusion of the elderly, gender equality, youth empowerment and responsibility of the institutions. Video production entailed a thorough approach to each topic, with subject-relevant speakers serving as interviewees followed by citizen surveys. The videos are used to support the project insofar they provide a starting point for public debates and discussions and stimulate the general public to approach the issue of the development of local communities more pragmatically.