Alfred Deakin Institute
The Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation (ADI) is a leading humanities and social sciences research institute based at Deakin University, Australia. Our researchers aim to understand the complex meanings of citizenship, social inclusion and globalisation, and investigate the imp


Youth as Global Citizens in Multicultural Societies

The Youth as Global Citizens in Multicultural Societies Research Project will explore young peoples' experiences, opportunities and challenges of living in a culturally diverse and global society. It also aims to explore intercultural relationships and the use of digital technologies to understand what it means to be a locally connected, global citizen.

The project will specifically explore intercultural understanding as a key dimension of strategies to foster social cohesion, belonging and global citizenship. Employing youth led research methods, the project will aim to generate understandings of how multicultural youth develop and mobilise intercultural capital and global citizenship ethics whilst navigating a range of everyday social experiences and structural settings.

The project's findings will contribute meaningfully to the Victorian Government's efforts around building social cohesion, community resilience and countering radicalisation in all its  forms.

Project funding

This project is funded by the Department of Premier and Cabinet, Government of Victoria.