Active Citizens Camps
Active citizens feel the need for a change and make it happen. They do not wait for others to do the job: they take the initiative themselves. They know what is relevant for their community and unite people behind far-reaching ideas.
A Ukrainian network of active citizens forms at Active Citizens Camps. During the event you will meet activist and policymakers, discuss their successful projects and ask for advice on yours, learn more about leadership and project management. There will also be spare time to chat with other participants and find out more about their initiatives.
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This is for becoming an active citizen
The first part of the camp are sessions with the Active Citizens facilitator. You will improve self-awareness, learn to understand others and use dialogue as a tool for empathy, find out how to unite the community for social intervention and to plan sustainable social action. Even if you are a pro when leadership is concerned, you will discover something new.
This is for the exchange of ideas with activists from Ukraine, the EU and the UK
There will be a lot of communication, with active citizens from the EU and the UK, local activists, entrepreneurs, policymakers, and other camp participants. Meet and exchange contacts for the future.
This is for those already experienced in activism
The camp is aimed at people who have experience of social activism and are empowered to continue. Small initiatives also count. Even if there is only a photo exhibition at your uni in your portfolio, feel free to apply.
This is for becoming a member of a global movement of fellows
After the camp you will become a member of the Active Citizens network of 286,243 activists from 77 countries. Seize the opportunity to meet new friends in an alumni community, to apply for special grants and to be inspired by 11,272 international projects carried out by other members of the network.
This is for a true camp experience even in times of pandemic
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Active Citizens Camps went online. All the best elements stay, but now in the form of video conferences instead of an in-person event. There will be networking, inspirational presentations from other activists and sessions with the facilitator, plus a chance to join right from home.
This is for you!
We are all over Ukraine
Stories of success
- Warmth born in the mountains: how the Gushka woollen goods workshop was founded
- “To retreat from your principles means to lose”: Olena Afanasieva on how to continue creating projects, even if your city is under occupation
- “We felt as if we were not in prison, but rather in a normal life”: why education is important for women in places of detention