Discover our five main pillars

The Global Citizen Forum thrives on the strength to see the world as it is, and the spirit to imagine the world as it could be. Driven by dialogue and action through selected GCF Initiatives, our community explores both the challenges and solutions of global citizenship through the prism of five pillars— governance, technology, culture, migration, and sustainability.

Our Pillars


Governance focuses on governmental and societal ability to trigger policy changes with respect to the most pressing challenges faced by global citizenship – including forced migration, displacement, inequality, corruption, climate change. Within this pillar, we uncover ways in which governance and policy-making is evolving in order to keep up with rapid development and innovation.


Recognizing freedom of movement as a core component of global citizenship, this pillar will focus on the current migration processes and challenges, opportunities, and failures. Whether it is the migration of humans, or the migration of ideas, mobility has the power to spark innovation, uncover immense potential, and facilitate adaptation to the evolving challenges of our world.


Culture is the fabric of society that can connect or disintegrate people. The culture of acceptance, tolerance, understanding, love and care for each other is what global citizenship genuinely stands for. It is the shared identity we have that will push the level of connectedness to a degree that only music, film, art and sports have been able to achieve so far.


Technology is completely revolutionizing the way our world is evolving. With the immense transformational power that it carries around the globe, whether it’s artificial intelligence, automation, or blockchain, it has the great capacity to solve some of the most imminent challenges global citizenship faces today.


Within the sustainability pillar, we focus on the deeply intimate relationship between the global challenges today and their repercussions of tomorrow. Governments, businesses and individuals, all play a fundamental role in the perception and approach of sustainable global citizenship. We all have the responsibility to adopt best practices and sustainable methods—be it through state-run projects or policies, through impact investment and profit with purpose, or through the personal choices we make daily.


Through a series of events, workshops, experiences and trainings we focus on harnessing the power of talking, learning, teaching and brainstorming through the prism of five main pillars - governance, technology, mobility, sustainability and culture.


For the GCF and its community it is important that we reach a solid return on mission by engaging in grassroot efforts within each pillar. The fields of action range from providing support to refugees, IDPs and people with no access to identity, education of children in rural communities, empowering women entrepreneurs in remote economies and others. Within each pillar, we will attach one strategic partner to join forces in grass-root efforts for traceable, transparent and measurable impact.

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