Youth Speaks (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Youth Speaks is a Changing the Story Phase 2 ECR project. Youth Speaks aims to build the capacity of young change-makers in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) to further connect with youth civil society networks and to engage Bosnian youth in inclusive civil society activities.

Through filmmaking workshops and mentoring support, six young activists, from different parts of BiH, will create short film stories that they identify as relevant and important.  They will disseminate these films to audiences that they identify.  Alongside youth led dissemination, the films will be shared with relevant policy audiences to increase the visibility of young people’s priorities and concerns.  

Using an action research framework, Youth Speaks will develop methodologies that combine participatory filmmaking with youth activism and assess their effectiveness in enabling young people to increase their visibility.  Research outputs will include the films by young people, a practitioner workshop resource, an academic case study and a peer-reviewed journal paper. 

In the Bosnian context, where there are few opportunities for engaged young activists to amplify their voices, Youth Speaks aims to build the skills of young people to extend their networks, communicate their concerns and in the long-term, to build solidarity with other young regional change-makers.  

Youth Speaks is collaboration between Kings College, London, the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and Opera Circus in collaboration with other BiH CSO organisations.  The project has developed out of findings from the AHRC/GCRF-funded Art and Reconciliation and Opera Circus’ project work in BiH 

Find out more via their engaging project website: http://thecompletefreedomoftruth.com/-changing-the-story-bih-project-overview

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Project Location

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Youth Speaks is a Changing the Story Phase 2 ECR project