Active Citizens – Hull City Council
Posted on 16th May, 2019
‘A world where people are empowered to engage peacefully and effectively with other cultures in the sustainable development of their communities’
In 2018, the Council submitted an application for grant funding from the British Council’s Active Citizen UK programme. Hull was successful in this bid and became the UK’s first Local Authority to partner with the British Council under this programme.
The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. Active Citizens builds trust within and between communities by supporting people to take action on issues they care about. It connects people locally and globally, developing their knowledge and skills to build fairer and more resilient societies and communities. The British Council worked with Hull as a partner organisation as well as others from around the UK and world to deliver and develop the Active Citizens programme.
Hull worked with the British Council to train two people in its accredited facilitator course, which took place in Ethiopia, bringing together participants from all over the world. Once trained and accredited we were then able to undertake training with Hull residents from a range of cultural and ethnic backgrounds as part of the Active Citizens programme in Hull.
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