Global Citizenship Forum

Today the Global Citizenship Forum, organized and held by the British Council, London, will start in London. 60 participans from all over the world will discuss issues around global citizenship and hopefully we come up with some interesting thoughts and ideas.

I am very pleased to join this event, since it’s closely related tomy work – especially to our THRIVE magazine and the we_the_movie_project.

Here is the idea what global citizenship means to British Council:

Global citizens, in all aspects of their life,

  • take individual responsibility for building a better world, based on shared universal values, and universally acknowledged legal and ethical standards;
  • advocate the principles, benefits and successes of global citizenship, and build alliances that positively influence policy and actions to improve the world;
  • take action, with other individuals, with civil society, with businesses and governments, to contribute to improved global security, greater prosperity, and sustainable development.

Responsibility and taking action are the most important things for me. You can only drive and achieve change when you yourself live this change and when you yourself stand up for it!

Really looking forward to some interesting 3 days … stay tuned, I will follow up with some interviews and discussions!

3 thoughts on “Global Citizenship Forum”

  1. I like the British Councils’ take individual responsibility, advocate the principles, benefits & successes of global citizenship, and build alliances and take action — I will share this with the GCM Southern African chapter. We are here and we are growing stronger.

    Looking forward to your missives Ulrike

    In gratitude for your work and dedication.
    Irma Wilson
    Johannesburg, SA

  2. This British Council initiative tunes in well with the UK One World Week mission of “people working together to build a just, peaceful and sustainable world”. I was at the BC meeting exploring these ideas in London 11 months ago, so it is good to hear of current developments. Here at One World Week we encourage local events to be held every autumn to raise awareness of global issues. We are part of the EU Global Education Week network based at the North-South Centre and I found our about the BC Forum through their latest newsletter.
    OWW would be interested to learn how we might work together on this in the future. We are a small organisation with a big reach!
    All the best for a successful forum.
    Ingrid Wilson, One World Week Trustee

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