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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Launch of the Peer Review of Global Education in Estonia

The National Report on Global Education in Estonia was launched in Tallinn with a broad range of Global Education stakeholders on 3 Mar 2020. Read more…

Global Education Ideas Award Ceremony

GENE celebrated the three winners of the 2019 Global Education Ideas Award at the GENE RT41 in Valletta, Malta. The representatives of the initiatives present were (on the photo from left):

  • Ms. Nathalie Porte, One World Citizen, presented by e-graine, France;
  • Ms. Lucia Lauková, HN Global Academy – Global Education for journalists with journalists, presented by Hospodárske noviny, Slovakia; and
  • Ms. Elena Lievens, The Climate Living Lab at Artevelde University of Applied Sciences, Belgium.

GENE also wishes to thank the members of the International Selection Committee for their support, as well as all the organisations that took the time and energy to apply. Congratulations to all the awardees!

Roundtable 41

GENE’s 41st Roundtable took place in Valletta, Malta from 17-18 October. It featured an opening speech by the Hon. Evarist Bartolo, Minister for Education and Employment of Malta, an input by Ms Agata Sobiech, DEVCO, European Commission, as well as country updates on Global Education policy, funding and key developments, workshops, networking sessions and perspectives  on Global Education with colleagues from Latin America.



The Peer Review of Global Education in EstoniaThe Peer Review of Global Education in Estonia

This National Report contains the findings from the Peer Review of Global Education in Estonia that took place during 2019. It provides an overview of Global Education in the country and includes observations and recommendations intended to assist Estonian Global Education actors to further improve and increase provision in the country. A summary of the report is available in Estonian.

The State of Global Education 2018The State of Global Education 2018

The 2018 edition explores policy, funding and cross-cutting themes in Global Education among European countries.


GENE 2019 Global Education Ideas Award Brochure

Presentation of the rationale for the GENE Global Education Ideas Award as well as the three Global Education ideas awarded in 2019.


ANGEL Policy Briefing

Measuring Global Competencies: a critical assessment by Joffy Conolly, Elina Lehtomaki and Annette Scheunpflug. A briefing produced as part of the activities of ANGEL, the Academic Network on Global Education and Learning.

Innovation, Values and Policies in Global Education

A reflection on how innovation in Global Education is understood, inspired by the experience of GENE 2017 Global Education Innovation Award. Through research, it explores the meanings and implications of the findings for policy making.


GENE 2018 Global Education Innovation Award Brochure

Presentation of the 20 selected initiatives of the second edition of the Global Education Innovation Award, including the 7 awardees.


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