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BBC Building Communities Campaign featuring REELIH project

BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions, in cooperation with Housing Europe, is introducing a new online film series named
Building Communities.

The film series aims to react to current situation around COVID-19 crisis which exacerbated housing problems across Europe and globe. As "staying home" became the motto throughout the months of world pandemic, question of housing gained much more attention.

There are stories behind every door. Meet the people building homes and building communities.

Hence, challenges connected to housing quality and accessibility became the center of the new BBC film series. These challenges are addressed thanks to a set of short videos showcasing forward-thinking innovators, and projects pioneering new ways to build more sustainable and energy-efficient homes. The stories show initiatives working on building quality and new homes, renovating Europe's housing and fostering communities. The goal of the campaign is to raise awareness about these challenges, to recognize the very different approaches and initiatives tackling them around Europe, to bring more understanding to a complex environment of housing in different contexts, and to change the perception of housing by showcasing numerous positive stories.

We set out to bring understanding to the complex environment of housing, exploring the common misconceptions and speaking to the people and organisations committed to innovative and radical thinking to transform the sector. We’re delighted to be launching Building Communities, a series which we believe brings positive headlines to this forward thinking and transformative sector.Simon Shelley, global director of BBC Programme Partnerships - part of BBC StoryWorks


We are excited to announce that REELIH project became one of the inspiring examples featured in this online film series. The video about challenges tackled in the environment of residential building sector and its energy efficiency in Central and Eastern Europe was filmed in North Macedonia to showcase the good work done under REELIH project in creation of enabling environment for homeowners to improve the quality of their dwellings and lives.

You can watch the REELIH project story here.


This video was produced for Habitat for Humanity International and USAID by BBC StoryWorks, the commercial content division of BBC Global News.

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