EUR 40 000
More than 2000 people participated in the initiative and fights for their rights. The lawsuit against investor is won and the construction of two small hydropower plants (of the 4 planned) has been prohibited.
EUR 40 000
Vitez Municipality, Kruščica Local community
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Strengthening the internal capacities of the local initiative (Eko Bistro association – Kruščica, Kruščica Local Community and informal Women's Group Kruščica):
All the population living in the area of Kruščica which was not consulted were shown how to exercise their right to participate in decision making
The construction of the hydropower plants was stopped and thus the natural processes were retained.
The existing state and quality of the river Kruščica habitats was preserved!
Increased awareness of the natural and cultural heritage of the area.
Future development projects will have to be planned with the participation of the locals who want to plan the development in a sustainable way.
Society: change in the authority bodies of the local community. Previous authority body did not react to illegal felling and excluded locals from decision making.
The administration’s attitude on the issue of participation of the population in decision making still only revolves around contention. 16 local communities of the Central Bosnia Canton function well, with the exception of Kruščica.
Society: local business operators recognize the significance of Kruščica, as well as the importance of involving the local population in the efforts, and they support the initiative through donations
Lumber mills are the largest economic operators.
Society: collaboration and unity of the local population, representatives in the local community council.
Take an active part in the social processes of the local community and introduce control measures regarding the work of elected representatives.
Insist on pursuing the demands made to local authorities.
Consultation with experts and mimicking successful examples from other parts of the country.
President of the local community in contact with the attorney.
A model is needed for the purpose of accelerating the court proceedings.
Address all possible levels of government and international bodies in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Involve the media from the very beginning.
Use the potentials of sustainable areas (tourism, local produce)
Strengthening the capacity of the association and the local community and transparency of operations.
Continuously emphasizing the values of the rivers/nature and the potential for sustainable development.
Involving a greater number of young people in the work of the local community and associations.
Actively monitoring the legal procedures and the implementation of the legislative framework.
Adoption and implementation of the development strategy and the action plan of the local community and associations.
Identifying priority issues and resolving them.
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