Active citizens

Photography: Nader ElGadi

Globally connected, locally engaged

About the programme

Actions speak louder than words, and the Active Citizens programme gives participants the confidence to stand up, be heard and make a difference in their communities. 

The goal of the programme is to bring people together to improve the sustainability of communities internationally.

Active Citizens in Libya have connected with other Active Citizens around the world, meeting them in person, sharing ideas and developing initiatives that have a positive impact on your local area.

A strong group of leaders are effecting change in Libyan communities and working with other Active Citizens around the world to address issues of the 21st century.

"The main thing I’ve learnt through Active Citizenship is that it doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from – if we work together, regardless of capabilities, changes can be made."  Shaziya Butt, 21, from the UK

Learn more about the programme and be inspired by the achievements of other Active Citizens on the British Council website

Active Citizens in Libya

With the support of our partners, our Active Citizens are delivering Social Action Projects (SAPs) across Libya targeted at developing:

  • young people’s behaviour in schools and universities (hygiene , harassment)
  • disabled accessibility (e.g. visually and physically).

Partners in Libya

We are proud to be working with a number of local partners in Tripoli and Benghazi that vary in reach and experience. So far, through Active Citizens, we have managed to reach more than 1,200 participants across Libya. 

Community spirit

Active Citizens is aimed at people who are socially responsible, influential and engaged at a local community level, so it has been perfect for youth workers, teachers, community development professionals, faith leaders and volunteers. 

This programme enhances leadership and project-management skills, and gives participants personal confidence to succeed in all aspects of their lives.

Everyone involved:

  • improves their community through sustainable initiatives 
  • develops a strong sense of their own culture and identity
  • increases their knowledge and understanding of their local community
  • connects with like-minded people around the world. 

Read about the positive experiences of other Active Citizens on the British Council website.

How can I get involved?

Visit the Active Citizens website to learn more about the programme or send your questions to the team.