Implementing local organization – Politikos tyrimų ir analizės institutas
Programme start year – 2017
The British Council’s global programme – Active Citizens – connects over 77 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 the 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 provides them with the knowledge, skills and experience to address them. The main target audience for the programme are community leaders working in and with marginalised communities.
Since 2017, the British Council Lithuania has implemented the programme together with its partners – the Institute for Policy Research and Analysis in Lithuania. Every year activities are organised in various regions of Lithuania. Community meetings, workshops and social action projects have taken place in 10 municipalities across Lithuania.
During the first two years, the programme has implemented:
- training for 77 facilitators, who in turn have influenced 7900 active citizens
- 54 community workshops, attended by 1533 participants
- funded and delivered 70 social action projects in 11 municipalities.