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Understand the terms used in the Active Citizens programme.


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All the latest announcements from the Active Citizens team can be found here.

Annual Report
Thursday, January 9, 2014 - 13:09
Inspirational stories of social action from the last year of the programme. Download the Annual Report by clicking on the link above.
ISV: Live
Friday, December 13, 2013 - 11:35
Follow the events from the International Study Visit in the UK


Our live events can be followed at this link International Study Visit in the UK

Check out the British Council's Study, Work, Create site
Monday, September 16, 2013 - 12:35
Are you 16-25 years old and living in the UK? Study, Work, Create is your go-to site for the chance to travel and work abroad or in the UK, develop your creativity and increase your chances of finding a job.

Check it out here

Follow our International Study Visits with our new ISV page
Friday, December 7, 2012 - 17:40
Get the all the coverage from across Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, YouTube and the rest of the web.

The new ISV page has launched. Follow all the updates here

Read an ISV Participant’s blog live from Bangladesh
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 - 13:42
Keshav, an Active Citizen, is blogging live from the International Study Visit that is currently taking place in Bangladesh.

Read his blog to find out about travelling to Dhaka, meeting street children and visiting parliament.

You can also get updates from the event on the Active Citizens Twitter page.

Active Citizens gather from around the world
Thursday, November 15, 2012 - 11:03
Between November and February, four Active Citizens international events will be taking place, involving participants from 14 different countries. Bangladesh, Serbia and the UK will host the events that focus on the power of global connections and establishing links with other people engaged in social development around the world.

During the International Study Visit (ISV), one country hosts a seven-day event involving Active Citizens from different countries that have been selected by their local community organisations.

We work with our partners to identify representatives to attend the ISV. These Active Citizens build skills, meet with civic and civil society and share and learn around themes such as youth, conflict and the environment. On their return they share learning among their peers and support local action in their community.

This is the second time that the British Council has run International Study Visits, after a successful pilot earlier this year in the UK, Kenya, Egypt and Pakistan. The programme typically includes visits to local social action projects, workshops and group activities, networking, guest speakers and action planning.

The first ISV will run from 24 November to 1 December in Bangladesh, with the theme of Youth Participation and Leadership. The second ISV will take place 8 to 15 December in the UK with the theme of Conflict Prevention and Community Cohesion.

There will be another ISV in the UK on 19 to 26 January that will focus upon general issues relating to Active Citizens. The final International Study Visit of this cycle will be held in Serbia from 4 to 10 February 2013 with the theme of Youth Development.

The ISV participants will also spend time identifying joint projects and other ways in which the partnerships can be continued beyond the initial week.

We will be encouraging participants to share their experiences and learning with all Active Citizens online so please look out for updates and insights on Twitter, Facebook and our website during each event.

To read an account from the first International Study Visits, please see Paroj Banerjee’s blog about her ISV experience in the UK as an Active Citizen from India.

Connect with Active Citizens worldwide using our Twitter guidelines
Friday, July 6, 2012 - 14:22
There is a whole network of voluntary organisations and Active Citizens communicating with one another on Twitter, and our guide to the can help you connect with them.

Twitter is a great means of promoting and raising awareness of your social action projects. You can also use it to get tips from other Active Citizens and receive updates from relevant organisations.

The guide, which you can download from the bottom of this page, covers everything you need to get started on Twitter.

You can visit Active Citizens on Twitter through the page

Are you trying to gain media attention for your social action project?
Monday, April 23, 2012 - 12:35
Read our publicity guide for Active Citizens and find tips and advice on telling your story to the media.
Check out the new-look Active Citizens Facebook page!
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 09:46
Active Citizens has adopted the new Facebook design, and now has a timeline of events from the history of Active Citizens.
You can browse the new page here:
Read about the Kenya International Study Visit
Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 16:11
The British High Commission Nairobi have written an article on the International Study Visit.
You can read the article here:


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