GENE (Global Education Network Europe) is the European network of Ministries and Agencies 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 include over 40 Ministries, Agencies and other national bodies, from over 25 countries.

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GENE Roundtable 37

GENE Roundtable 36 is taking place in Brussels from 27-29 April. The event offers networking for policy learning as well as the launch of two new initiatives – the National Report on Global Education in Belgium and the GENE Innovation Award. Ministries of Education, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Aid Agencies, national co-ordinating bodies in Global Education as well as the European Commission will be in attendance.

GENE Paris Conference

A fantastic gathering of Global Education thinkers, doers and policy makers gathered in Paris in November 2016 to consider the present and future of Global Education. The event was live streamed via FacebookRead more

GENE Roundtable 35

GENE Roundtable 35 took place in Florence, Italy in October 2016. It included the launch of several new publications, including the State of Global Education 2015, Global Education in Europe Revisited, and a GENE Policy Paper on Crosscutting Issues

The Peer Review of Belgium

Following a Secretariat visit in March, the GENE Peer Review of Global Education in Belgium took place in May 2016. Observations and Recommendations have been formulated and shared with Belgian stakeholders. The Peer Review of Belgium will be launched at the GENE spring 2017 Roundtable in Brussels.


Global Education in Europe Revisited Global Education in Europe Revisited provides an updated source of rich information about country situations, policy, strategy and synergies.

The State of Global Education in Europe 2015 The State of Global Education in Europe 2015 is the first of its kind to outline the cross cutting issues, funding, policy and priorities among GENE participating Ministries and Agencies.

Policy Briefing on Cross-Cutting Issues GENE Policy Paper on Crosscutting Issues




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