Our Purpose

our purpose

The Active Learning Centre helps empower people build a better future by promoting citizen participation and building the capacity of elected representatives, through education, democracy training and research. We have a particular focus on women and girls.

Our Activities

our activities

We work across the world to deliver a range of activities, from three-year active democracy and access to justice projects, to one-day campaign workshops and action research on women in politics. We are always open to new opportunities.

Working in partnership

working in partnership

Our team of experts works closely with local partners to promote positive social change and strengthen democratic participation, whether that is in sub-Saharan Africa or Scotland. Our current work includes training councillors in Malawi.

Contact us

contact us

The Active Learning Centre is based in Glasgow University. We work closely with the Centre for Research and Development in Adult and Lifelong Learning (CR&DALL) and others. Get in touch: