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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ANGEL conference 2019

The second ANGEL Conference will be held in London, on the 9 and 10 May. It is a forum to discover the current research on Global Education, to connect with researchers, practitioners and policy makers and to contribute to the conversation on Global Learning. We hope that you will be able to join. If you are a GENE participant, please get in touch with the secretariat for further information. Read more




Roundtable 40

GENE’s next Roundtable (our 40th!) is taking place in Berlin on 4-5 April. We are looking forward to discussing the past, present and future of Global Education with colleagues from European Ministries and Agencies and to taking stock of successes and challenges together.


Building a World of Justice and Solidarity: Global Education in the School System

Lisbon 2018 International Conference

The latest GENE conference took place in Lisbon on 23 November, focused on Global Education in the school system. It brought together policy makers, educators, academics and representatives from civil society, local and regional authorities and international organisations to explore some of the most pressing issues in Global Education. For more information, please refer to the conference website and search #GENELisbon

The event was a collaboration between GENE, UNESCO and Portuguese partners Camões – Institute for Cooperation and Language-Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Directorate-General for Education-Ministry of Education of Portugal with funding from the EU.

Roundtable 39

GENE’s latest Roundtable took place in Brussels on October 4-5, 2018. The event featured the launch of the 2018 edition of The State of Global Education in Europe, a panel on policy learning, as well as the award ceremony for the 2018 Global Education Innovation Awards.

Participants at Roundtable 39, Brussels, 4-5 Oct, 2018

The 2018 Awardees have been announced!




Increase Programme 

Several events, meetings and seminars have taken place in the context of the GENE Increase Programme during the spring and summer of 2018. For more information about this programme, please visit the Increase web pages.


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.


The State of Global Education 2018

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


GENE 2017 Global Education Innovation Award Brochure

Presentation of the 32 selected initiatives of the first edition of the Global Education Innovation Award, including the 12 awardees.

Global Education Concepts, Definitions and Aims

A policy briefing on the conceptual landscape in Global Education in the context of the SDGs and the New European Consensus on Development.

Global Education Digest

This publication, compiled by the Development Education Research Centre on behalf of GENE, is a bibliography of recent academic research titles and articles in the field of Global Education.


National Report on Global Education in Cyprus

The GENE Peer Review of Global Education in Cyprus identifies good practice, observations and recommendations for improving and increasing Global Education in Cyprus.

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