Start doing: get involved
How do you actually become an active citizen? Here are five ways to get involved.
You can't make a difference if you don't know what's going on. Read the news, follow social media or participate in forums to empower yourself with information
Support (local) initiatives
There are many (local) organisations and community groups that contribute to our society every day. They can often use our help in their activities.
Whatever your background, work experience, gender or age, you will have a helpful skill. Contribute your time and energy by joining an existing initiative or starting your own project.
A vibrant democracy is all about participation. Encourage friends, family or neighbours to act, contribute to online platforms, or join/start a movement to build an active community.
Get the Act now! tipsheet
Want to learn even more about the different ways to become an active citizen?
Download the Act Now! tipsheet.
One by one, Europe’s active citizens are making a difference. Here’s what’s already happening in your area.
United by values
Human rights, freedom, dignity, equality, democracy and rule of law. These are the values that unite us. They are noble, shared ideals — the bedrock of a diverse modern society. And it’s up to us to build them, together.