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Crossing borders and making connections

Updated: Jul 22, 2021

Text: Monika Pedersen

Pictures: iStock

Are you an educator or a young person passionate about the world we live in? If you are, then Crossing Borders is a fantastic organisation you need to investigate.

Crossing Borders (CB) focuses on providing young people with opportunities and platforms to be active global citizens. It is a non-profit organisation set up in 1999. Initially, it was involved in supporting dialogue through a project in the Middle East. This then blossomed into a partnership with UNESCO, and the rest is history. Though located in the heart of Copenhagen, CB tentacles stretch far and wide.

Meaningful projects

CB heads up several international projects that allow young people to be involved with Human Rights issues whilst working in collaboration with partners in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

They also bring people together through their ‘Food for Thought’ sessions. Passionate speakers, active listeners, and food lovers gather to enjoy delicious food and serious debate.


In addition, Crossing Borders also stretches their scope through workshops in schools. Their aim is to bring world issues into the classroom to brainstorm ideas, share perspectives, and consider possible resolutions to build a better future.

And the drive does not stop there, as there is also an Action Hub for young adults who want to make a meaningful impact locally and globally. This proposition is open to 30 people willing and able to dedicate four months to attend training sessions and lectures and make their ideas an actuality.

And for those who want to take their interest to another level, host a modular Global Studies programme.

If this has sparked your interest, then check out their website on

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