Active Citizens Social Enterprise

Active Citizens is a social leadership programme which promotes intercultural dialogue and social responsibility as key leadership competencies in the 21st century. It motivates members of communities to take responsibility for their social needs and gives them the knowledge, skills and experience to address them. The main audience for the programme are community leaders working in, and with marginalised communities. The programme develops skills and knowledge to identify and engage networks to help achieve goals as well as skills to plan and implement a project.

Active Citizens is run by the British Council working with civil society organisations all over the world. It began in 2009 and has been delivered in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South Asia. It has reached more than 100,000 people to date through its training, conferences, social research and International Study Visits.

Drawing on the Active Citizens programme, the British Council in partnership with the Social Enterprise Academy, has developed “Active Citizens Social Enterprise”, aimed at developing and supporting social enterprise leaders to create sustainable social, environmental and cultural impact across the globe.

Active Citizens is delivered through partnerships with universities, civil society organisations and private corporations. If you would like to find out more about Active Citizens, contact for enquiries.