About British Council Iraq

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.

We help young people to gain the skills, confidence, and connections they are looking for to realise their potential and to participate in strong and inclusive communities. We support them to learn English, to get a high-quality education, and to gain internationally recognised qualifications. Our work in arts and culture stimulates creative expression and exchange and nurtures creative enterprise.

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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