The vision of Crossing Borders is a world in which young people see themselves and are seen by the society as active global citizens whose human, civic and social rights are embedded and mainstreamed in the development policies of their home countries. Crossing Borders’ vision resonates with the concept of the free movement of ideas, people and useful goods and services across the globe. As a civil society organisation, we want to see young people cross borders in order to cross-fertilise ideas, cultures and professions, enabling them to share their best ideas, best products and best practices and to form global associations, networks and communities worldwide. In this way, the seeds are planted for humanisation through essential face-to- face interactions, where participants are encouraged to grow and learn from one another. We wish for modern science and technology to empower people everywhere, allowing all to connect, learn about and benefit from a wide variety of positive ideas and cultures. With greater concerted efforts allowing young people to join forces, build, and co-create together, we can propel globalisation to include respect, mutual understanding, and human rights—encouraging co-existence, a common humanity and a common heritage.
Towards the realisation of the above vision, CB’s mission is to provide a unique platform for educating and facilitating youth in becoming socially-minded global citizens with the competence and technical skills crucial for building the world in which they wish to live. Another part of CB’s mission is raising the awareness of educators to prepare the young generation to become active global citizens who embrace diversity.