Topic 1 What is Active Citizenship?

Active citizenship means citizens taking opportunities to become actively involved in defining and tackling the problems of their communities and improving their quality of life.

Active citizenship allows for:

  • Participation in the Community
  • Empowering people to influence the decisions which affect their lives
  • Knowledge and understanding of the political, social, and economic context of their participation so that they can make informed decisions
  • Enabling people to challenge existing structures

Understanding Active Citizenship