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Altinay, Hakan, The Case for Global Civics. Brookings Global Economy and Development Working Paper 38. Washington, DC, March, 2010

“Civics” often refers to the familiar constellation of rights and responsibilities emanating from citizenship in a nation-state. But what about global civics? Would this be feasible—or even desirable? There are several plausible objections to the concept of global civics. One can argue that allowing for even a modest level of responsibility toward all the world’s 6.7 billion people is so overwhelming that it is a nonstarter. Read more

Boix Mansilla, Veronica, Educating for global competence: bridging the “relevance gap” in contemporary education. Salzburg Global Seminar Paper written for Session 486, Optimizing Talent: Closing Education and Social Mobility Gaps Worldwide, December 2011

Towards a Socially Responsible University: Balancing the Global with the Local. Global University Network for Innovation (GUNI), Higher Education in the World 6, March 2017

As the world in which we live has become increasingly complex and the challenges we face become more interconnected, so has the need for harnessing collective responses to complex solutions – solutions that affect and connect us individually, nationally, regionally and globally. The seventeen Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted at the United Nations in New York in 2015 clearly set out an agenda to address these complexities. Read more

Green, Madeleine, Global Citizenship: What Are We Talking About and Why Does It Matter? In: NAFSA’s Trends & Insights For International Education Leaders, January, 2012

Patti McGill Peterson, Robin Matross Helms, Challenges and Opportunities for the Global Engagement of Higher Education. American Council on Education/Center for Internationalization and Global Engagement. Paper originally presented at the Beijing Forum conference on November 1, 2013

Hans de Wit, From Globalization to Global Citizenship. In: University World News, March 4, 2012/Issue No. 211

Hans de Wit, Betty Leask, Reimagining the Curriculum for the 21st Century. In: Higher Education in the World 6. Towards a Socially Responsible University: Balancing the Global with the Local, 2017

Werner Wintersteiner, Heidi Grobbauer, Gertraud Diendorfer, Susanne Reitmair Juárez, Global Citizenship Education: Citizenship Education for Globalizing Societies. Klagenfurt, Salzburg, Vienna: In Cooperation with the Austrian Commission for UNESCO, 2015

McMillen, Janice, Developing civic-minded university graduates. In: University World News, Issue No: 353, February 6, 2015

Global Citizenship Education: Topics and Learning Objectives. UNESCO, Paris 2015

David Killick, Developing the Global Student. London: Routledge 2015


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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.