Sharing cultural diversity
www.worldecitizens.netWelcome to the World Ecitizens Project
World Ecitizens aims to encourage understanding between peoples and communities and to share the fascinating diversity within nations and across the world. WE take responsibility for our actions and strive to make the world a better place.
The MirandaNet World Ecitizens website is on a separate server. You can read about the background to this project on this page, and then go to the World Ecitizens site by clicking on the logo or following the links. Logged-in MirandaNet members might like to know that the password routine on the World Ecitizens site is separate from the MirandaNet site, so they will need to log in again to explore the site fully. Visitors can see most of the functionality by logging in with the username 'guest' and the password 'guest'.
You can also download a brochure about the project:
- Download a colourful brochure (PDF 928 KB)
World Ecitizens (WE) aims to encourage understanding between peoples and communities and to share the fascinating diversity within nations and across the world. WE take responsibility for our actions and strive to make the world a better place.
The WE web based learning environment is a rich resource for educational collaboration in topics such as responsible citizenship, mutual respect, combating social injustice and conflict prevention and resolution. WE participants can build projects together, join in debates and develop electronic portfolios. Young people achieve World Ecitizen status when they publish a contribution to the WE gallery.
Giving young people a voice
Since January 2003 communities and classes of young people in the UK have presented posters, video clips and comic strips about citizenship issues that concern them. Some of the young people have been working with artists and writers in residence. So far homelessness and international citizenship have emerged as major areas of concern.
WE now invite young people all over the world to share this web space by creating written statements, illustrations, video clips, comic strips and digital photographs that promote their ideals and aspirations for citizenship - one screen to make their point. WE welcome contributions in any language.
Work which is submitted for the WE gallery will not carry full names or schools but the young people will achieve World Ecitizen status and receive a certificate.
If you want to involve your class or community please email . You can start by publishing as a group or we will help you find WE partners straight away.
WE also offers a learning environment where young people can build projects together in a safe web space. Community leaders and teachers are invited to ask Francis Howlett about working in this space .
We now have a separate version of World Ecitizens, which has been developed especially for the E-Lapa Project in Free State, South Africa. You can explore the E-Lapa On-line Environment on the World Ecitizens web site:
Originally conceived of as an extension to the World Ecitizens project, the Etopia project develops the ethos of World Ecitizens as a study and discussion area for teachers and practitioners.