Their names are Muller, Anne, Jayyanul, Mohammed. They're all working on local projects that have changed the lives of their communities.


We are launching a new participative project, one based on civic engagement. What are you doing to make life better in your community, to help the local economy or to protect the environment? Get in touch and tell us!

For the past nine years now, FRANCE 24's The Observers has been giving eyewitnesses the opportunity to tell their own stories, through their own photos, videos and eyewitness accounts. This amateur content has helped bring to light under-reported stories, situations that our Observers have wanted to denounce, contest or simply make known to the public at large, in order to create change.

With "Observers Take Action", we're taking it one step further:

Do you know about a project in your local area that's good for the community? (Or are you perhaps leading one yourself?)
Have you heard about a project that's good for the future of the planet?
Or an innovative project that helps the local economy and changes people's daily lives?


We want to hear about these projects, be they little or big, and to then tell the world all about them!



 
How do I join the "Observers Take Action" community?

We're looking for initiatives that align with the United Nations' "Sustainable Development Goals". These can be divided into three broad domains: economy, society and environment.

In the chart below, you'll find the 17 categories of Sustainable Development Goals, which you can also find on the United Nations website.



 Are you involved in one of these areas? We want to hear about your work!

There are several ways to reach us:
- By email: obstakeaction@france24.com
- By WhatsApp: +33 6 77 13 28 73
- Through our Facebook page or on Twitter
 
  • If your project grabs our attention, our team will get in touch and we'll write an article about it for The Observers website.
  • It's crucial that you have some visual representation of your project, either photos or videos – even ones taken with a mobile phone.
 
Readers, it's up to you to choose The Observers' future subjects!

Readers of FRANCE 24's The Observers will be able to showcase the projects they find the most original, the most pertinent or the most effective for building the world of tomorrow. So if you like a project, share it on Facebook, Twitter or Google+!

Each month, we will announce which project was the most shared and which ones drew the most comments from readers. Three of these projects will become the subjects of TV reports for The Observers Direct, in which we'll go and meet the Observers in person and showcase their initiatives.

If you like an article, you can share it directly by moving your cursor over the photo at the top of the story; the Facebook, Twitter and Google+ share buttons will appear at the left.

You can also share, like, or retweet articles via the social media pages of FRANCE 24 or FRANCE 24's Observers.

So start sharing, retweeting and commenting, and highlight the people who are working to make the world a better place!