Cuba: Motivating the Community

Context:

Providing the backdrop to this project were attempts by Cuban civil society to improve its democratic system by encouraging increased citizen participation in policymaking.

Since the revolution, the Cuban people have been actively participating in various areas of the public sector, such as health care, education and the justice system. Today, however, the people’s involvement has descended into carrying out simple tasks that have little influence on the functioning of government.

Goals and Achievements:

In this context, it was imperative to take action by motivating the members of civil society and informing them of the importance of socialization and getting involved in politics, on both municipal and national levels.

Alternatives supported the creation of a video to spread awareness. As this project was aimed at both civil society and the National Assembly of People’s Power, there was emphasis on both citizen participation and the promotion of popular initiatives by government members.

Year: 
1997 - 1998
Locations: 
Cuba