ACTIVE is a project conducted by EFIL, the European Federation for Intercultural learning, namely the umbrella of AFS organisations in Europe. The project is supported by the European Youth Foundation of the Council of Europe within a year-long workplan on ‘Citizenship Education: contributing to a more just and peaceful world’ which aims at giving attention to the topic within the AFS network and create a link between intercultural learning and active citizenship at all levels of society.
But wait, what is Active Citizenship?? It is about participating in civil society, community and/or political life, practicing mutual respect and non-violence and in accordance with the values of human rights, democracy and intercultural understanding.
ACTIVE is the acronym of Active Tools In Various Environments and provides flexible, versatile educational tools to be used by exchange participants and youth workers during, before and after the exchange programme to explore reality with the glasses of citizens and potential actors of change.