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

The GENE Innovation Award received 80 applications from 26 countries. Thank you to everyone who applied! We are looking forward to announcing the winners in the autumn. More information about the Award and the selection process is available here.

Launch of ANGEL

The Academic Network on Global Education and Learning (ANGEL) is a collaboration between GENE and the Development Education Research Centre at the Institute of Education (IoE) in London, UK. The Network was launched at a conference at the IoE bringing together academics from the Global Education community in May 2017. Watch a short video 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.



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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