We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

We uniquely combine the UK’s deep expertise in arts and culture, education and the English language, our global presence and relationships in over 100 countries, our unparalleled access to young people and influencers and our creative sparkle.

 We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

About British Council Iraq

We have been working in Iraq since 1940. Every year we connect with thousands of Iraqi students, teachers, artists, entrepreneurs, academics and policymakers. The focus of our work is on providing opportunities for young people to become more civically engaged and economically productive by:

- supporting young people to achieve the education, qualifications and skills needed to reach their potential and advance in their careers.

- building networks and platforms that give young people a voice in their society and an opportunity to contribute to the development and the wellbeing of their communities.

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