Active Citizens is a global program, which since 2009 has...
...impacted more than 40 countries worldwide
...worked with 450+ partner organizations
...launched 5000 social action projects
...trained 130,000 people worldwide
Through the program, we bring together people with different beliefs and perspectives to learn from and share with each other. Working with our partners around the globe, we train participants in the skills and knowledge needed to affect social change in their communities.
Active Citizens connects thousands of like-minded people around the world who collectively want to make a fairer and more inclusive society.
The program takes participants on a 5 step learning journey....
Step 1 - Me - Identity and culture
Participants get a better understanding of the concepts of identity and culture and apply their learning to understanding the beliefs, behavior and attitudes of themselves and other people.
Step 2 - Me and You - Intercultural Dialogue
Participants learn methods of dialogue as a tool for building empathy, trust and understanding within and across cultures.
Step 3 - Local and Global Community - We together
Participants develop an understanding of ‘community’ and its relationship with identity and culture. The group apply their learning to their own community to identify the problem they would like to address and the people they need to engage to achieve their objectives.
Step 4 - Social Action Planning
Participants focus on planning a social action initiative in their community, considering the process in different levels of detail and complexity. This involves identifying and clarifying their agenda, a specific intervention and how they will deliver it.