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, 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.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. (Margaret Mead)

Active dreams

Verified signatures: 1009

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