GENE Global Education Network Europe, Participating Agencies and Ministries.
ADA, Austrian Development Agency - AUSTRIA Ministry of Education - AUSTRIA KommEnt - AUSTRIA Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Development Cooperation Division) - BELGIUM Belgian Technical Co-operation - BELGIUM Ministry of Foreign Affairs - CZECH REPUBLIC Czech Development Agency - CZECH REPUBLIC Ministry of Foreign Affairs - FINLAND National Board of Education - FINLAND Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development - GERMANY Engagement Global - GERMANY Irish Aid, Department of Foreign Affairs - IRELAND NCDO - THE NETHERLANDS Norad - NORWAY The RORG network - NORWAY The Portuguese Institute for Assistance and Development (IPAD) - PORTUGAL Polish Aid, Ministry of Foreign Affairs - POLAND Ministry of Education - POLAND Ministry of Foreign Affairs - ROMANIA Slovak Agency for International Development Cooperation - SLOVAKIA Ministry of Foreign Affairs - SLOVAKIA

Welcome to GENE

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 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.

The most recent GENE roundtable was GENE Roundtable 32, which took place in Vienna, Austria, in March 2015, in cooperation with the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), the Federal Ministry for Education and Women, and KommEnt. The next GENE Roundtable is scheduled to be held in Autumn 2015.



Peer Review of Portugal

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.GENE_Portugal_2014_web

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. This was organised by the Finnish National Board of Education, in cooperation with GENE and the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. For the Symposium Conclusions please see note under ‘Select Publications’. For further details on the event itself, including video clips from the symposium, please 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.

Select Publications

Espoo Finland Symposium Conclusions 2014

Symposium Conclusions attached.
Click Here

Espoo Finland Symposium
Report & Conclusions 2011

For the symposium report and conclusions click Here

Finland Peer Review
Follow-up Report 2011

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.

The 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

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.