GENE (Global Education Network Europe) is the European network of Ministries, Agencies and other national bodies responsible for support, funding and policy-making in the field of Global Education. Started in 2001 with 6 national structures from 6 countries, GENE now has grown to facilitate the sharing of policy learning between over 40 Ministries, Agencies and other national bodies, from over 25 countries leading the provision of Global Education in Europe.
Recent GENE networking meetings included: GENE Roundtable 31, which took place in Brussels, Belgium, in October 2014, in cooperation with the European Commission and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Belgium. The next GENE Roundtable is scheduled to be held in March 2015. Ministries and Agencies who have not participated in GENE previously, but would be interested in finding out more and possibly attending the next roundtable, should contact the GENE Secretariat – Click here.
The GENE Peer Review National Report of Global Education in Portugal was officially launched in the Portuguese National Parliament on 28th October 2014. The Peer Review Process on Development Education and Global Education in Portugal consulted and involved Portuguese Ministries, Agencies, Parliamentary Committees, Non-governmental Organisations, Civil Society and other sectors. The international Peer Review of Portugal included reviewers from Austria and Poland, along with the Peer Review process secretariat. The report gives an overview of the state of Global Education in Portugal and outlines key observations recommendations for the future. For the Report, Click here.Peer Review National Report on Global Education in Slovakia
The GENE Peer Review National Report on Global Education in Slovakia was launched in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs offices, in Bratislava, Slovakia, on 11th February, 2014. A broad range of stakeholders attended, including from the MFA, the Ministry of Education and related Agencies, the Slovak Agency for International Development, the NGDO Platform, specific NGOs, and academia. Mr. Roman Bužek, Director General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, gave the introduction and welcoming address at the launch. The GENE international Peer Review team recognised the significant progress and achievements made in the field of GE in Slovakia over the past decade, and outlined a number of key recommendations. For the National Report, including key observations and recommendations, please click here.International Symposium on GE, 5-7 May 2014, Finland
An International Symposium titled ‘The Education of Global Citizens: Discovering the Potential of Partnerships, took place from 5-7th May 2014 in Espoo, Finland. For further details please Click HereThe Hague International Symposium on Global Education 2012
The Hague International Symposium on Global Education: Enhancing Quality, Improving Coherence, Increasing Cohesion, took place in The Hague, The Netherlands from 15-17th November 2012. It was organised by GENE, hosted by NCDO and supported by the European Commission. The event also marked 10 years of sharing policy learning through GENE, 10 years since the Maastricht Congress on Global Education, and looked forward to further strengthening such policy learning over the next 10 years. For The Hague Conclusions Click Here‘Becoming a Global Citizen’ Symposium Espoo, Finland 2011
An International Symposium on Competencies of Global Citizens – Becoming a Global Citizen, took place in Hanasaari, near Helsinki, Finland, from 5-7th October 2011. It was organised by the Finnish National Board of Education, in cooperation with GENE, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Finland, and Hanasaari – the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre. For the Symposium report and conclusions see Publications section.
For the symposium report and conclusions click HereFinland Peer Review
A GENE Peer Review Follow-Up Report was launched in March 2011, at the Ministry of Education offices in Helsinki, concerning the Peer Review of Global Education in Finland. Speaking at the launch, Professor Rauni Rasanen welcomed the report and its findings. For the report Click Here.Peer Review of Norway Report
For an overview of Global Education in Norway, see the GENE Peer Review National Report. Click here.Peer Review of Poland Report
For an overview of Global Education in Poland, see the GENE Peer Review National Report. Click here.Quality in Global Education Report
Published in November 2008 this gives an overview of evaluation policy and practice Click here.