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 Paris Conference

Global Education: Towards a World of Solidarity

A fantastic gathering of Global Education thinkers, doers and policy makers gathered in Paris on 28 November to consider the future of Global Education in the context of current challenges and opportunities. The event was live streamed via Facebook.

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GENE Roundtables

GENE facilitates policy learning through multilateral Roundtables. GENE Roundtable 35 took place in Florence, Italy in October 2016, hosted by the Italian Agency for Development Co-operation. It included the launch of several new publications and initiatives, including the State of Global Education 2015 report, the book Global Education in Europe Revisited, the GENE Increase Programme and a GENE Policy Paper on Crosscutting Issues. The next Roundtable will take place in Brussels, Belgium, in April 2017.

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 in spring 2017.





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