Posted on Wednesday 27th June 2012
In today's world, we encounter a greater variety of perspectives, cultures and communities than ever before. This is partly the result of globalisation, through which people and countries have become increasingly connected culturally, politically and economically.
“Globally connected, locally engaged”
Active Citizens is a not-for-profit programme run by the British Council in partnership with civil society organisations . The programme works with people who have demonstrated they have local social responsibility, including youth workers, women’s groups, educators and faith leaders. Working together, these local influencers build trust and understanding, develop skills and deliver projects on urgent themes such as poverty, literacy, democracy and climate change, and connecting local and international agendas through the programme.
National strategies are coupled with facilitator development workshops and local community delivery. Active Citizens work with facilitators to design and deliver social action projects in their communities, while connectign also to a global network through study visits and exchanges with other countries, as well as through sharing via online portals and working on joint activities with communities around the world.
For more on partners, resources and communities of Active Citizens click here.
For the intercultural project co-funded by the European Commission Empowering European Citizens, click here.