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 include over 40 Ministries, Agencies and other national bodies, from over 25 countries.

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GENE Innovation Award Launch

On 1 May 2017, the GENE Innovation Award opened for applications. Read the press release here. More information is available here.

GENE Roundtable 37

GENE Roundtable 36 took place in Brussels in April 2017. Several ministries and agencies from European countries participated for the first time, enriching discussions and sharing new perspectives. The Roundtable also saw the launch of the Belgian Peer Review National Report and the unveiling of the GENE Innovation Award.

Participants at GENE Roundtable 36 in Brussels

National Report on Global Education in Belgium The Peer Review of Belgium was completed during 2016, and the National Report was launched in April 2017. Along with the main report, summary reports in Belgium’s three main languages were also launched. All editions are all available from the GENE Secretariat and on this website.

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 Facebook. The report is available to download. Read more


National Report on Global Education in Belgium The GENE Peer Review of Global Education in Belgium offers insight into the national situation, as well as observations and recommendations for improving and increasing Global Education in the country.

Paris Conference Report The report from the Paris conference on Global Education: Towards a World of Solidarity is now available to download.

Global Education in Europe Revisited 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 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: Cross-Cutting Issues A synopsis of themes and issues raised by GENE participants, along with a comparative historical perspective and a framework for analysis of GENE policy learning.




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