The British Council’s Active Citizens aims at intercultural dialogue and sustainable social development.

Active Citizens was delivered in 2009 – 2021 and has run in over 68 countries in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, South and East Asia, North and South America.

The project aims to facilitate social changes through the contribution of individuals who are influential within their community towards achieving sustainable development both locally and globally. It provides them with tools and support to better understand how to work with people from diverse backgrounds and avoid conflicts.

In Ukraine, the project was delivered between 2014 and 2023. The project was focused on working with youth in developing behaviour and skills which promote intercultural dialogue and conflict resolution across the whole of Ukraine, and others affected specifically by the conflict in the East of Ukraine.

Within Strengthening Cross-Sectoral Collaboration for Social Cohesion (SC3) project British Council together with three co-applicants NGO "Strong Community", NGO "Youth Platform" and Kherson Regional Charitable Fund "Union" have delivered 14 local and 24 oblast pitchings during 2020-2023. The Strengthening Cross-Sectoral Collaboration for Social Cohesion (SC3) project is co-financed by the European Union and the British Council.

Within the House of Europe programme (funded by the European Union) we also organised Active Citizens Camps - a national platform for youth leaders that help participants to develop their skills and social responsibility, to exchange ideas and experience, and to understand the opportunities and the potential of their communities.

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