GENE uses the term Global Education in its work. The definition of Global Education used is taken from the Maastricht Declaration on Global Education in Europe (2002).

“Global Education is education that opens people’s eyes and minds to the realities of the world, and awakens them to bring about a world of greater justice, equity and human rights for all. GE is understood to encompass Development Education, Human Rights Education, Education for Sustainability, Education for Peace and Conflict Prevention and Intercultural Education; being the global dimensions of Education for Citizenship.”

GENE pays particular attention to development education. While using the term Global Education, GENE also welcomes the use of specific national terms.