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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Global Education Ideas Award

GENE is delighted to announce the three winners of the 2019 Global Education Ideas Award:

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

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!

Peer Review of Estonia

GENE Global Education International Peer Review in Estonia

The international team visit to Estonia has taken place during the second week of May 2019. The GENE International Peer Review team presented the initial findings and recommendations to the core partners and reference group. GENE Secretariat and Board is looking forward to make the peer review of Global Education in Estonia a success.

Roundtable 40

GENE’s 40th Roundtable took place in Berlin from 4-5 April. It featured country reporting, workshops, Open Space and networking sessions and participation by GENE emeriti from throughout the network’s story.

Germany, Berlin, GENE 40th Roundtable

ANGEL conference 2019

The second ANGEL Conference took place in London on 9 and 10 May. Some pictures from the event are available here, and you can  read more on the conference web page.





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

Roundtable 39

GENE’s previous 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



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.


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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