This can be by having your say through to taking part in decisions that affect you. It is about being involved in making things happen.
You can be active on a smaller scale - by helping your neighbours. Or you can take direct action - by putting pressure on the council or the government to improve services through petitions and campaigns.
Or you can become a citizen governor and get involved in making decisions in your local school, council or courtroom.
CNet has a long history of supporting active citizenship and more recently CNet has hosted the district's Take Part programme - a national project run at a local level enabling local people to 'take part' in their communities and become active citizens.
CNet has also worked in partnership with the British Council (opens new window) on their Active Citizens International Learning and Development Programme.