The British Council’s ACTIVE CITIZENS PROGRAMME promotes intercultural dialogue and sustainable social development. 

The British Council is pleased to announce an open call for new partners for the Active Citizens 2016/17 cycle, which invites universities, civil society organisations, youth initiatives, etc to apply to participate. Joining the programme will provide access to facilitator training (so that new partners can go on to deliver Active Citizens training to local communities around the country), the opportunity to participate in national and international workshops for the best facilitators, and the chance of national and international study visits for partners’ own Active Citizens.

Selected new partners will have to nominate at least two facilitators who will be available to attend Active Citizens methodology training, delivered by the British Council, from 5 to 9 December 2016. The partners must commit to supporting their facilitators to deliver further local Active Citizens training, after the methodology workshop.

The programme’s aim is that, as a result of the training in local communities, Social Action Projects are developed to improve some aspect of life within the community. These projects should be coordinated and supported by the Active Citizens partner.

Some of the Social Actions Projects will receive grant funding from the British Council, following a further call. Priority areas for the projects are the facilitation of intercultural dialogue within the whole of Ukraine, the building of relations among people based on equal opportunities, respect for diversity, community development and social activism.

You can find more on the programme here.

You can access the application form to be an Active Citizens partner here

The application must be submitted by 2400 (Kyiv time) on 30 October 2016

Eligibility criteria 

To be eligible to apply to become a Partner in the Active Citizens 2016/17 cycle, applicants must fulfil these criteria:

  • Be an organisation (applications from individuals will not be accepted);
  • Be based in Ukraine and work with a community in Ukraine;
  • Have no known conflict of interest relating to their potential involvement as a British Council grantee;
  • Be able to guarantee the time and commitment of a Project Co-ordinator and at least two facilitators;
  • Be able to contribute the necessary staff time and additional costs to ensure the effective delivery of the programme activities, including monitoring, evaluation and reporting commitments to the British Council;
  • Accept all requirements relating to intellectual property rights and to other British Council policies as defined in the sample partnership agreement attached below.

In addition, applications must:

  • Be received by the British Council by the deadline;
  • Be completed in full.

If you have any additional questions about this Active Citizens call for partners or about the application process, please contact Oleksandra Bilyaze by e-mail by telephone on +380 44 490 5600.