Introduction

We are all citizens of the world. But what kind of global citizens do we want to be? The new Global Citizenship research group explores the possibilities.

About the research group

Global citizenship is a concept with many different definitions and which covers many different aspects. Key questions are: how do we determine our responsibility for the world, as human beings and as professionals? Which values do we aspire to? How can we shape these? How much of an activist is a global citizen?

Promovendus Rosa Groen

Coordinating senior researcher

dr. Rosa Groen

Rosa Groen obtained her PhD on policy networks in four different cities in Europe. She uses this knowledge in her coordination of the research group Global Citizenship. She leads projects with young people in the Schilderswijk and Moerwijk in The Hague, in which she wants to draw attention to the international character of the city. The focus will also be on combating discrimination by the police (ethnic profiling) and de-escalating conflicts in neighborhoods - and which interventions work best in this regard. She is also working on increasing the political participation of students at secondary vocational education and higher professional education, in which she focuses on the European Parliamentary Elections in June 2024. In this project, together with former professor Laurence Guérin, she is investigating how students can participate effectively in European politics. Finally, she is working on the position of migrant workers as full European citizens.

Additional positions

  • Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs, Leiden University
  • Volunteer UN Women 
  • Research at the research group Changing Role of Europe
  • Sustainable higher education teacher of the year 2022

Contact

+31 (0)6 – 24869449
r.s.groen@hhs.nl

Team

Katinka Bos

Katinka Bos

Katinka Bos

Natasha Labohm

Natasha Labohm

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Natasha Labohm

+31 (0)6 - 17 48 62 91

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Tamara Lewis

Tamara Lewis

Tamara Lewis

Shashi Roopram

Shashi Roopram

Shashi Roopram

Behnaz Taebi
Jumi van der Velde

Mi Jung van der Velde

Projects

Student voice

How can we strengthen the voice of the student — and consequently the development of the student and the university of applied sciences? This question is central to the Student Voice research for which the Global Citizenship research group has requested a Comenius grant.
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Moving towards inclusive participation with PartnerUp!

As one of the most diverse applied sciences universities, THUAS strives to be an inclusive and participatory organisation where the student is central. To achieve this, students need to be involved in decision-making from the classroom to the boardroom.
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News

25 April 2023

Partner Up! partnership at Applied Sciences Nursing Programme maps internship discrimination

Programmes

Healthcare is under pressure. That is why it is extremely important that the University of Applied Sciences Nursing…
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17 November 2022

Climate change strains our human rights

Research

In December, THUAS's Faith in Human Rights Festival reflects on human rights. Exactly one year before the global…
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19 February 2021

Inaugural lecture of Laurence Guérin: The democratisation of global citizenship

General, Research

The world is globalising and transnational challenges, such as climate change and migration, affect every global…
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