Michaéla Schippers, co-founder of the Great Citizens Movement, asks for your financial contribution. She has spent, out of her personal budget, thousands of dollars over the past few years defending free speech, open debate and civic engagement! Please donate to support her important civic work!

It’s up to us

Every day, more people are realising that the creation of a better, more equitable world is up to them.

Governments have a role to play, but a different effort is needed, with well-being at its core rather than profits. With more bottom up synergy and less hierarchy.

The Great Citizens Movement aims to facilitate this transition. By helping people create their own vision and translate it into a working reality – in a way that suits them best.

You can start by reading and signing the  Declaration.

The Great Citizens Declaration was inspired by The Declaration of Independance (1776)

“Let’s make the world a better place,
one step at a time!”

Michaéla Schippers

The Great Citizens Movement was founded by Michaéla Schippers and Marloes Vis van Heemst. Prof. Schippers research interest covers goalsetting, team reflexivity, team performance, academic performance as well as ikigai (i.e. purpose in life), and life goals. She coined the term “life crafting” as a way to optimize performance and happiness.

She is also the founder of ikigaitv.nl, a platform for positive psychology.

Michaela Schippers interviewing Jordan B. Peterson about the “death spiral”. We’re in an epidemic of narcissism and bad decision making

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Right to Exist, Keeping Space, Authenticity, Autonomy, Self-determination, Direct democracy, Open, Create, Abundance


Compassion, Kindness, Attention, Human Measure, Small Scale, Sincerity, Honesty, Equality, Servant Leadership, Bottom Up


Ideal world, Contributing to Love and Happiness, Co-Creating, Creation, Making Space, Open Communication, Self-Direction,

Live the Change

Philosophy, Nature/Source Consciousness, Integrity (Wholeness), Slowing Down, Reflection, Being in the Here and Now

Recent Dreams

Read about the future we citizens of the world wish for.


“As a free mind devoted to being a good person, I am proud to be a part of the Great Citizens Movement and implore anyone looking to heal and to find answers to join us. This movement will continue to cast a light and serve as an instrument and open forum for the interchange of humane ideas to help all walks of people cope and heal from the current COVID pandemic impositions, and further allow us to redress our governments for our general losses in freedom and happiness. Thank you GCM for shining us the way forward.”

Rich Barilla, USA.

“Michaela Schippers is the only person proposing a truly decentralized approach. She is bringing back agency to the people telling them to envision the ideal future as they see it and helping them set goals for themselves that are within their capabilities, their talents & their circle of influence. It’s not about fame.. It’s not about the spotlight.. it’s about individuals crafting their future.”

Abir Ballan, Think Twice
Active dreams

Verified signatures: 1110