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.



GENE’s 43rd multilateral Roundtable for Global Education Policymakers
On 8, 15 and 16 October 2020, GENE’s 43rd virtual Roundtable gathered over 50 policymakers, high-level representatives from National Ministries and the European Commission, and some inspiring speakers. From across Europe, global education policymakers from Ministries and Agencies came together to share national situation reports, identify cross-cutting issues, and learn together for increased an improved global education. To learn more about the programme and speakers, read more

ANGEL 2020 Early Career Researchers’ Conference: Conceptualisations of Global Education and Learning
The ANGEL Early Career Researchers Conference was held online on 11-12 June 2020 and was hosted by the University of Oulu, Finland. The aim was to provide early-career researchers (PhD students and post-doctoral) with an inspiring platform for discussing, re-visiting and analysing the complexity of conceptualisations in Global Education. It was especially directed at early-career researchers but academics, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners were also welcomed. Read more…

GENE ran its first-ever virtual Roundtable
On 8 May 2020, GENE Roundtable 42 gathered 60 policymakers from Ministries and Agencies representing 26 countries along with the European Commission. National representatives shared country reports, identified issues of common concern, exchanged policy perspectives and solutions to current challenges. In these complex times, GENE is very glad to be able to continue to facilitate policy learning for increased and improved global education. Read more…


The State of Global Education in Europe 2019
GENE is delighted to share the 2019 edition of the State of Global Education in Europe. It explores key trends, policy themes and budgetary information for Global Education in European countries, drawing on information provided by GENE member Ministries and Agencies during 2018 and 2019. Read the publication

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.

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

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.

Innovation, Values and Policies in Global Education
This publication has been developed to stimulate a reflection and dialogue around innovation in Global Education, values underpinning this relationship and what it implies for Global Education policies.

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