In an increasingly globalized and mutually interdependent world, the need for face-to-face interaction among young people of various backgrounds has never been more urgent. Enabling young people to connect and co-create is the core of Crossing Borders day-to-day work.
We provide youth with platforms to cross-fertilise ideas and to form global associates, networks and communities worldwide. In a learning environment, where all participants are encouraged to grow and learn from one another, we enable young people to share their best ideas, best products and best practices.
Through engagement and dialogue, we provide space for the youth to:
- Gain leadership skills to take action
- Understand the nature and implication of migration
- Turn climate challenges into opportunities
- Turn diversity into an asset
- Share and engaging in good social practices
- Build a worldwide community of youth inclined towards inclusiveness and fairness in a global context
Only with greater concerted efforts allowing young people to join forces, build, and co-create together, we can develop an understanding of globalisation to include respect, mutual understanding, and human rights – encouraging co-existence, a common view as humanity and a common heritage.
What other people have said about CB:
Crossing Borders taught me that it takes time to reach people who are different from you; that there is no single truth, and trying to find it will never lead to solution
Sharon Zehavi, graphic designer and Photoshop Artist, Israel/Canada
CB has created the opportunity for me for the first time to meet my fellow youth from the neighbouring countries of Somalia, Eritrea, South Sudan, North Sudan and Uganda to sit down and discuss our regional problems. It was an amazing experience for me to implement the concept of dialogue with youth from conflicting Horn of Africa
Eshete Tesfaye, Ethiopia
As the Palestinian coordinator at Crossing Borders in the last several years, I gained so much knowledge and got the chance to meet different youth from Europe, Israel and Arab countries and to learn about other cultures and conflict resolutions and exchange of personal stories
Suheri Hashimi, Crossing Borders Coordinator, Palestine