Implementing local organization – Politikos tyrimų ir analizės institutas

Programme start year – 2017 

The British Council’s global programme – Active Citizens – connects over 68 countries worldwide and has provided hundreds of thousands of people with social leadership skills. The Active Citizens programme in Lithuania aims to promote social change that benefits individuals, communities and public by bringing together people from different ethnic backgrounds, beliefs and perspectives.

The programme promotes community-led social development. It motivates members of communities to take responsibility for their social needs and gives them the knowledge, skills and experience to address them. The main audiences for the programme are community leaders working in, and with marginalised communities.

Since 2017, the British Council has been implementing the programme with its partners - Institute for Policy Research and Analysis in Lithuania. Every year activities are conducted in various regions of Lithuania. Community meetings, workshops and social action projects take place in 10 municipalities across Lithuania.

During the first two years, the programme already has implemented:

- trainings for 77 facilitators who in turn have influenced 7,9k active citizens; 

- 54 communities’ workshops attended by 1533 participants; 

- funded and delivered 70 social action projects in 11 municipalities.