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 facilitates policy learning through multilateral Roundtables. GENE Roundtable 35 took place in Florence, Italy from the 13th to 15th of October, hosted by the Italian Agency for Development Co-operation.

The event brought together GENE participants from all over Europe, and saw the first ever participation of colleagues from Korea, who shared their experience of Global Education in the region. Roundtable 35 also saw 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 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 finalised in late 2016.





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