GENE brings together Ministries and Agencies with national responsibility for funding, coordination, policy making and support in the field of Global Education. GENE Roundtables gather participants together regularly to share national experiences and strategies. Hosted by participating Ministries and Agencies, they are organised so as to develop common and bilateral programmes, to promote strategy dialogue with newly participating countries, and to forge a common European agenda on the increase and improvement of Global Education. Along with national Ministries and Agencies, the European Commission participates in Roundtables as an observer.
Previous recent GENE Roundtables took place in Brussels (Spring 2009); Oslo (Summer 2009); Vienna (Autumn 2009); Dublin (Spring 2010); Helsinki (Autumn 2010); Bratislava (Spring 2011); Brussels (Autumn 2011); Warsaw (Spring 2012); The Hague, the Netherlands (Autumn 2012); Dublin, Ireland (Spring, 2013); Brussels (Autumn 2013); Brussels (Autumn 2014); Vienna (Spring 2015); Brussels (Autumn 2015); and Lisbon (Spring 2016). The most recent GENE Roundtable 35, took place in Florence, in co-operation and partnership with the Italian Agency for Development Co-operation. The next GENE Roundtable 36 will take place in Spring 2017.