Active citizenship is one of the PEACE camp’s main objectives, which is closely connected to Active Global Citizenship. Firstly, we should understand what we mean when we say Active Citizenship.
“(Active) citizenship stands for active participation of citizens in the economic, social, cultural, and political fields of life. In the youth field, much emphasis is on learning the necessary competencies through voluntary activities. The aim is not only to improve the knowledge but also motivation, skills, and practical experience to be an active citizen.”
REF: Siurala, Lasse (2005): European framework of youth policy
Thus, as an active citizen, you can participate in community life (decision-making, voting, etc.), look for information, understand how society works, volunteer, fight injustice, spread awareness about environmental issues, and many more. Although, you do not necessarily need to stay at the local level. You can also be an active citizen on the Global Level. We are citizens of our countries, but at the same time, we are Citizens of Europe and the whole world. Being a Global Citizen means you share the same fundamental values, such as democracy and human rights, with other Europeans and beyond them. We want to learn more about the world to make it a better place to live.