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


  1. On the Road-unterwegs Youth Exchange

    August 16 @ 8:00 am - August 30 @ 5:00 pm
  2. International Youth Peace Camp, Vadul Lui Voda, Republic of Moldova

    August 19 @ 8:00 am - August 24 @ 5:00 pm
  3. Yes Love – Merkine, Lithuania

    September 1 @ 8:00 am - September 8 @ 5:00 pm
  4. Building Inclusive Society: Everyone Welcome – Istanbul Turkey

    September 11 @ 8:00 am - September 19 @ 5:00 pm
  5. Civil Initiative- Diyarbakir, Turkey

    October 19 @ 8:00 am - October 30 @ 5:00 pm

Crossing Borders is a non-profit, civil society organisation. Our vision is a world at peace celebrating diversity. Our mission is to create space for dialogue and to build the capacity of youth, media workers and educators.