Global Education Innovation Award


Official Announcement of the Award:                       20 April 2018

Deadline for Applications:                                           8 June 2018 (at 23.55 CET)

Peer Evaluation deadline:                                            1 July 2018

Final Selection:                                                              10 September 2018

Award Ceremony 2018:                                                5 October 2018 – RT39 Brussels

Selection Process

The Selection process for the Award comprises of four phases:

Phase 1 – An online pre-selection by the GENE Secretariat. If needed, a shortlist will be created that will include a maximum of 100 initiatives. Preparation of the division into groups for the ISC, preparation for the Peer Review process among the candidates.

Phase 2 – Applicant-led peer review process, where each applicant will review one application / initiative. The task will be to offer a critical feedback focused on the transformative learning elements of the initiative.

Phase 3 – The International Selection Committee will be divided in 3 diverse groups of evaluators, which will have two online meetings throughout the process. First, to align the way to review and evaluate the received initiatives, and, second, based on the individual preferences to align the final results of this phase.

Phase 4 – The final selection will be approved by GENE Board, on the basis of the selection of the International Selection Committee members. The Final selection will consider additional criteria of diversity and geographical balance.

International Selection Committee

  • The International Selection Committee (ISC) identifies 20 – 25 initiatives from a short list. These initiatives will receive recognition through a GENE publication. 5 of these initiatives will receive 10.000 Euro each.
  • The composition of this committee is as follows: 3-4 GENE participants from the different Ministries and Agencies across Europe; and 3-5 international experts from different sectors related to Global Education (research, international NGOs, youth experts) and a representative from the Global South.
  • In 2018, the ISC will continue with the same representatives as in 2017, with an additional member representing the Youth sector.


The composition of the international selection committee included:

  • 2 representatives of Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1 representative of Ministry of Education
  • 1 representative of a Development Agency
  • 2 representatives of an international NGO (CONCORD, PLATFORMA)
  • 1 person from the Global South
  • 1 researcher
  • 1 independent expert


For more information, please see the following sections:



Awardees 2018


Awardees 2017