The Active Citizens programme aims to contribute to social change within communities and sustainable development by establishing an enduring global network of leaders who as influencers in their communities, work together to address global issues. The programme works with leaders of youth, women’s, cultural, recreational or religious groups, with non-governmental organisations and local governments, to build on their own skills and models.
Active Citizens also aims to increase the contribution of those who already play a role in their local communities, through civic engagement with community-based organisations and projects. It consequently supports grassroots initiatives around the world, in turn promoting community cohesion and cross-community understanding.
The project has been running in the Pomerania region since September 2010. The strategic partner is the City Culture Institute (formerly known as Gdańsk 2016).
In Poland Active Citizens project operates under the honorary patronage of the Minister of Labour and Social Policy.
Current project activities include: