Global Education Innovation Award 2017

The 2017 Global Education Innovation Awardees are:

Across Boundaries, World University Service (WUS), German committee, Germany

Action Week for Education 2017: One song, many schools, one world!, ActionAid Hellas, Greece

Eat Responsibly! An action-oriented global learning program for EYD 2015 and beyond, Glopolis, Czech Republic

Go Deep Project, Xena Centro Scambi e Dinamiche interculturali, Italy

IngénieuxSud, Louvain Coopération, Belgium

Map Your Meal, Future Worlds Center, Cyprus

Socratic Institute, Zivica Centre of Environmental and Ethical Education, Slovakia

Storie da Cinema, Centro per la Cooperazione Internazionale, Italy

Team Up 2 Teach: Lifeline Teaching Initiative, Team Up 2 Teach Refugees, Bulgaria

Villages of the World – the Global Education Park, Salesian Missionary Voluntary Service – Youth for the World, Poland

Yes Akademia (Yaka), YES Akademia, France

Young Men Initiative, CARE International Balkans, Serbia

In addition, 32 innovative Global Education initiatives are presented in the 2017 GENE Global Education Innovation Award Brochure.

Purpose of the 2017 Award

  • To highlight and support innovative Global Education initiatives in Europe that are either ongoing or that have been recently finalised with a clear follow up.
  • To collect examples of innovative practice and disseminate learning from Global Education initiatives to policymakers throughout Europe.

Who could apply in 2017

Organisations and other legally based institutions that run inspiring Global Education initiatives in Europe. The initiatives need to be ongoing or recently finalised (in 2017).

Initiatives from the EU 13 – Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia and EU candidate countries – Albania, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia were especially welcome to apply.



Selection Criteria 2017

  • Creativity – a genuine process that demonstrates outside-the-box thinking.
  • Interconnectedness – a global / local interconnectedness what happens in a local context has an influence at the global level, the so-called “glocal” dimension.
  • Change in perceptions – strengthening positive approaches in terms of behavior, attitudes and values.
  • Educational approach – an approach where the learner is placed at the centre of the learning process and takes an active role in it, whether in formal, non-formal or informal educational settings.
  • Coherence – the initiative enhances synergies and coherence between the purpose, the results and the testimonies of the beneficiaries.
  • Outreach – the beneficiaries of the initiative. GENE particularly welcomes initiatives that address groups that are not engaged – for example low-skilled unemployed populations, young people not in education, employment or training, or groups that are considering radical nationalist, religious and/ or racist ideologies as the only options available.
  • Potential for scaling up and sustainability – the capacity to learn from experience and even failure in order to promote a sustainable future in the long run
  • Inspiring for Public Policy – GENE facilitates policy learning and for this reason experiences that can become show cases for public policy are welcome.

Selection Process in 2017

The Selection process for the Award 2017 comprised of three phases:

Phase 1

An online pre-selection based on the defined criteria by the GENE Secretariat.

Phase 2

The selection process carried out by the International Selection Committee composed of participants of GENE and international experts. Each of them proposed an individual list of the most innovative initiatives, based on the shortlist and the Scoreboard.

Phase 3

The final selection process carried out by GENE Board, based on the selection of the International Selection Committee members. The Final selection considered additional criteria of diversity and geographical balance.

Timeframe 2017

Official Announcement of the Award:                     1 May 2017
Deadline for Applications:                                        31 July 2017 (at 23.55 CET)
Final Selection:                                                           22 September 2017
Award Ceremony 2017:                                             6 October 2017 – RT37 Cyprus

Global Education Innovation Award Winners 2017

For more information, please see the following sections:

Innovation Award 2017 – 2018

Ideas Award 2019

Awardees 2019

Awardees 2018

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