Have you got what it takes to tackle the climate crisis?

The British Council is calling for young, inspired people to join our Active Citizens: Social action for climate change programme and take action on the biggest issue facing our planet.

Make your idea become reality

Young people across the world perceive climate change as the biggest global challenge facing our world today. 

Through Active Citizens: Social action for climate change, the British Council is giving young people in six European countries the chance to address this challenge. 

Successful applicants will be able to turn their innovative ideas for sustainability into reality. Through the Active Citizens model and the British Council’s decades of expertise in social change projects, you’ll be able to build international connections, develop skills and have the exposure to ensure your ideas make a difference. 

Be at the heart of an international movement

Active Citizens: Social action for climate change is part of the British Council’s global programme around the COP26 climate change conference, which takes place in Glasgow in November 2021. The British Council is working with partners across the whole of the UK and worldwide to support the success and legacy of COP26 by creating opportunities for cooperation, dialogue and action that address the shared challenges of climate change.  

Active Citizens projects are running in 22 countries (including our six EU countries) – meaning you’ll be part of a global team of young people with the passion to take social action on environmental issues and climate change.

Programme details

The British Council Bulgaria and Green Sofia of Sofia Development Association invite applicants to join the programme, starting with the national online training from 17 to 21 March 2021, (14.00 to 17.00).

Social Action Plans delivery, international networking and ideas sharing - hackathon type will take place from April to May. 

Who can apply?

Practical Requirements: 

  • You must be between 18-30 years old.
  • You must be able dedicate 10-15 hours per week for a period of two to three weeks to participate in the national training in March. 
  • By the end of the workshops, you will be expected to carry out social actions in line with the project vision, supported by the facilitators 
  • Good knowledge of English would be an asset.

What kind of person should apply?

In your application, you should be able to demonstrate that you have:

  • active experience of participation in youth groups, youth projects or volunteering;
  • good project planning, leadership and coordination skills; 
  • a strong sense of local and national culture and identity;
  • knowledge and understanding of their local community; 
  • a strong sense of responsibility towards sustainable development, climate change and / or environmental protection;
  • appreciation of difference and are open to working with people from diverse backgrounds, identities and communities.

How to apply

If you are between 18-30 years, enrol now for the Active Citizens online training to take place from 17 to 21 March. Participants will develop their skills and knowledge to build fairer and more resilient societies, supported by facilitators from the British Council and Green Sofia of Sofia Development Association. Register here by 8 March.

UPDATE: The deadline to apply is 14 March. 

More information

Please contact krassimira.tantcheva@britishcouncil.bg


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