Glocalism and the post COVID world

As a generation they see themselves as global citizens whose relationships cross continents, sovereignties and ideological lines. Tuning into global trends this centuries young people maintain world views and understandings that extend well beyond state and national borders.

This should ring alarm bells for all of us. Democracy works when citizens actively engage with both democratic ideals and values, coupled with the experience of “doing democracy”. We can’t let a generation of citizens grow up not trusting in civil society and its institutions, and feeling their views as individuals are not included and respected.

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Helen Connolly

Helen Connolly

Helen Connolly is South Australia’s inaugural Commissioner for Children and Young People. She advocates for change at the systemic level to improve C&YPs lives.