The British Council is the United Kingdom’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
We work with more than 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, the English language, education and civil society. Last year, we reached more than 80 million people directly and 791 million people overall, including online, through broadcasts and publications.
In the UK we have offices in London, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Belfast.
British Council Internationalism
The UK’s long-term prosperity and influence in the world depends on our young people having an international outlook. We believe that international experiences should be woven in to the fabric of formal and non-formal education. For some people this can be achieved through travelling overseas for long or short periods of time but we will be able to reach more young people if we also explore opportunities to connect with other cultures at home.
The purpose of the Internationalism strategy is to set out how the British Council’s cultural relations expertise, networks, and programmes can be harnessed to support a generation of internationally skilled and connected young people. We have been and will continue to convene partners across sectors, forming an Internationalism Alliance, co-create an inspired campaign based on more robust research and advocate to enable all children and young people in the UK to develop international connections and skills.
Young people are at the heart of what we do, they will inform our research and thought leadership work, animate our digital platforms and campaigns, support quality assurance and evaluation, and innovate for our future direction. From March 2020, we will be developing a youth manifesto for international connections through a series of workshops with young people around the UK.
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