We all have some idea about what citizenship means but the term can be described in a few different contexts. Citizenship does not only refer to our rights and responsibilities that are laid down in law but it is also refers to our social and moral behaviour. As a citizen of a community or state, you are expected to exercise your rights and respect the rights of others and you are encouraged to participate in the improvement of the quality of both political and civic life in your community and/or state. This is often referred to as active citizenship, where direct democratic participation and feelings of responsibility for own community is encouraged.
Information About Global Citizenship
- www.trocaire.orgWebsite for Trocaire Ireland.
- www.amnesty.ieAmnesty International Ireland is the country’s largest human rights organisation with over 15,000 members and supporters.
- www.unicef.ieWorking in over 150 countries across the world, UNICEF is committed to finding the best and most cost-effective ways to save children’s lives, providing health care, nutrition and education to help every child realise their full potential.
- www.leargas.ieThe National Agency in Ireland for the management of national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, youth and community work, and vocational education and training.
- www.cso.ieCentral Statistics Office website.
- www.irishaid.gov.ieIrish Aid is the Government of Ireland’s programme of assistance to developing countries
- www.fairtrade.ieFairtrade Mark Ireland awards a consumer label, the FAIRTRADE Mark, to products which meet internationally recognised standards of Fairtrade.
- http://ec.europa.euWebsite if the European Commission.
- www.unep.orgUnited Nations Environmental Programme
- www.scoilnet.ieLots of useful resources available here
- www.foreignaffairs.gov.ieDepartment of Foreign Affairs
- www.unesco.orgUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.