Global Understanding Program will make global processes and challenges understandable.

 will encompass research, teaching and information.

 will highlight the power of everyday, local choices for global change.

 will remind global citizens of their global responsibilities.

 aims to yield deep, but actionable, insights into the ways all peoples can live together more sustainably. The focus will be on developing strategies for targeted local projects with a global reach. There are three elements to this: research, education, and information. Research will bring scientists together to understand the global impacts of everyday local activities related to culture, society, economy, and nature. The Global Understanding Program will empower bottom-up movements for sustainable everyday politics. Classrooms throughout the world will use the research results at all educational levels. The Global Understanding Program will provide information and promote knowledge sharing to increase public awareness by means of publications, computer games, TV programs, etc.