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In Association With

Salzburg Global Seminar

sgs-associate-button_blackThe Global Citizenship Alliance was founded as an independent organization to continue, strengthen and expand the work of Salzburg Global Seminar’s successful Global Citizenship Program. As such the GCA continues to work in association with Salzburg Global in ways that are mutually beneficial to the GCA’s Statement of Purpose around global citizenship education and Salzburg Global’s commitment to global citizenship as well as its ongoing seminars focused on education. Salzburg Global has a long history of undertaking programs on innovation, excellence and equity in higher education – from the Universities Project and Visiting Advisors Program which worked with universities in the former Soviet Union to better operate under changing circumstances to the more recent series of seminars aimed at increasing educational access, opportunity, and success for underrepresented student populations worldwide.

The GCA is proud to be a part of this legacy and to continue working in association with Salzburg Global on common goals and projects.

Mellon Global Citizenship Program

The Mellon Global Citizenship Program (M-GCP) of the Salzburg Global Seminar supports thirty-six colleges and universities representing select Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and members of the Appalachian College Association (ACA) in their ongoing efforts to develop, implement and expand global citizenship education activities on their campuses and in collaboration with others involved in the M-GCP. It builds on the work of the Mellon Fellow Community Initiative (see report here). The M-GCP aims to enable cross-institutional activities, establish a framework for ongoing cooperation between M-GCP institutions, and pave the way to the establishment of an independent consortium dedicated to long-term collaborative global citizenship education activities. This is made possible by the generous support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Because the M-GCP was an outgrowth of the Global Citizenship Program, its mission, vision and format are similar and complementary to the GCA’s programs. Many M-GCP partner schools have also been involved in the GCP.

GCA Team members David Goldman and Jochen Fried continue to work on the M-GCP on a contract basis as Co-Manager and Senior Advisor respectively.


News and Views

Homeland Earth - A Campaign to Promote Planetary Awareness

"(T)he globalisation push of the last decades has connected all people on all continents and of all nations in a complex way and brought them into an indissoluble relationship with each other. Thus, whether we like it or not, an earthly community of destiny has come into being. (…) But many people and nations lack awareness of this earthly community of destiny. Especially in times of crisis, every nation retreats into itself and seeks its salvation in national solo efforts (…)" "What we need is a worldwide public opinion that represents a planetary awareness and is strong enough to influence the policies of states and international bodies in this direction (…) we must also develop the awareness that we are citizens of Homeland Earth and act accordingly. This is the idea of our international campaign "Homeland Earth." Heimatland Erde | ASPR The Global Citizenship Alliance supports this Heimatland Erde (Homeland Earth) campaign of The Austrian Study Centre for Peace and Conflict Resolution (ASPR), which was founded in 1982. The GCA encourages all of its partner institutions and alumni to familiarize themselves with the campaign for Homeland Earth and to consider supporting it by signing the appeal for this campaign, disseminating its manifesto and participating in events related to the campaign.