Our work in society
Our work in society helps citizens and institutions contribute to a more inclusive, open and prosperous world and connects local issues to global themes, ranging from social action to diversity and youth issues.
We run programmes in partnership with local and international organisations who provide expertise in areas such as youth and social entrepreneurship, equal opportunity and diversity, migration, social inclusion and engagement, and active citizenship.
We work in the following key areas
Governance and civil society
Our work promotes social change and voice and accountability for all. Key areas include institutional development, justice and the rule of law, civil society and economic development.
Social EnterpriseWill social enterprises make our economies more stable? Still from British Council video: Social Enterprise in East Asia
Our global social enterprise programme provides social entrepreneurs with access to skills training, UK expertise and partner-supplied mentoring and funding opportunities.
Women's and girls' empowerment
We facilitate dialogues and networks to raise awareness and support initiatives that address the continuing inequalities that women face in society such as discrimination in the workplace.
Justice, security and conflict resolution
We seek to assist in the design, development and evaluation of justice and security initiatives that promote and protect universally agreed standards of human rights.
Science and ResearchA close up photo of a person planting a tree
We link scientists globally and provide information for international researchers on jobs and funding in the UK. Equally, we encourage grass-roots discussion of science and sustainability.
Our work in sportYoung girl being coached by female Afghanistan football coaches © Gabriela Maj / British Council
We build sport partnerships between the UK and countries around the world, enabling young people to fulfil their potential through the power of sport.
Sir Ronald Cohen on social investment in the UK
Youth in ActionYouth in Action logo with pictures of young people talking and laughing
Inclusive European programme for young people
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Knowledge is GREATAn image stating "knowledge is great"
Skills for EmployabilityA man using a cutting machine
Addressing the demand for skills in a global economy