Meaning of active citizen in English:

active citizen



  • A person who actively takes responsibility and initiative in areas of public concern such as crime prevention and the local community.

    ‘The revival of Oldham must begin with active citizens and empowered communities prepared to take responsibility.’
    • ‘There is no reason why scourges such as lingering poverty, drugs, violence, crime and prejudice cannot be dealt with by active citizens of vibrant communities.’
    • ‘Neighborhoods of homeowners - whether in a city or a suburb - become something more than collections of houses; they evolve into communities of active citizens.’
    • ‘Government and public services have to learn to treat active citizens as the invaluable resource they are.’
    • ‘They are the ultimate active citizens, creating the crucial link between police and communities and providing us with an excellent example of what communities should, and can, be.’
    • ‘However, the government's drive to encourage people to become active citizens will take root with more people participating in a dynamic locally-orientated politics.’
    • ‘I am sure that our election will lead to a future electorate who are fully involved in the democratic process as active citizens.’
    • ‘Turning classrooms into politically correct therapy centres will fail to produce active citizens and, more importantly, will deprive our children of a decent education.’
    • ‘Their strength must lie in refusing to be victims and in becoming active citizens, politically engaged both domestically and internationally.’
    • ‘Today's political elite has no use for genuinely engaged and active citizens who actually want to shape their own lives and society at large.’
    • ‘There is no evidence that access to round-the-clock news is creating better, more active citizens.’
    • ‘Far better being an active citizen than a moaning passive consumer of the latest mobile phone.’
    • ‘Community service-learning empowers students to become active citizens and builders of their own communities as well as of the larger society.’
    • ‘Only a civil society, in which active citizens are freely engaged in public life and show altruism and solidarity with others, can keep democracy vital.’
    • ‘My intention is to work with grassroots organizations, trade unions, environmental groups and active citizens ' organizations to try to revitalize American democracy.’
    • ‘Engagement in international volunteering projects contributes to peace & social understanding, encouraging young people to become more active citizens.’
    • ‘Lowering the voting age may not be the magic bullet to improve the lives of youth, but by giving youth a real stake in their futures, it will push them to become involved, active citizens of this great nation.’
    • ‘Democracy is not only about free elections, but also about well-functioning political parties, independent media and active citizens in the democratic process.’
    • ‘I have established the Tom Burnett Family Foundation, which we are working to educate youth to be active citizens and tomorrow's leaders.’
    • ‘People will become collective, conscious makers and designers of their environment-they will be active citizens directly involved in shaping their society.’