About the project


Active Citizens – community education for secondary schools  is a project which has been implemented jointly since 2012 by the British Council and People in Need, ops – the educational program Varianty. The project seeks to strengthen the community dimension of the school and the active involvement of students in solving problems around the school. The themes of active citizenship and volunteering resonate strongly in it. In 2012-2014, the project was funded by the Operational Program Education for Competitiveness.


Within the project, teachers and students from the participating schools together look for answers to many questions. Here are some of them: Who am I, what is my culture and identity? What am I proud of in my city? Who decides here and who has the power? What’s bothering my city? How can I contribute to the solution? Who do I want and will I work with? How well to plan a socially beneficial project?