ASK what it means to be a global citizen and you will get a plethora of different answers from whatever source you choose. And if like us, you use Google, well then “About 24,500,000 results in 0.31 seconds” to be precise!
From “the idea of embracing an international perspective and lifestyle” (The World Economic Forum) to “someone who identifies with being part of an emerging world community and whose actions contribute to building this community’s values and practices” (Global Citizens Initiative), the definitions abound!
Global Citizenship, that is a sense of solidarity between citizens across the world, is increasingly important in today’s society. And is about more than simply acquiring a set of skills; it’s about a lifelong process, a way of “being” in the world.