Roundtable 40 – Berlin, Germany
40th Roundtable was opened by the welcoming address of the GENE Chair, Mr Liam Wegimont, who focused on the underlying principles of GE – social justice, sustainability, human rights, participatory inclusion. He also welcomed the GENE emeriti, who had been part of GENE in the past and, were crucial to its development as well as, colleagues new to GENE and present at the RT for the first time.
German hosts from Engagement Global mentioned the special relationship of Germany and GENE and outlined the important work of Engagement Global and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in GE and ESD in Germany and in Europe.
A reception to celebrate GENE 40th Roundtable with an address by Dr Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary took place after the official programme on the 1st day.
A reflection on Global Education – past, present and future was presented by Prof Dr Annette Scheunflug followed by an address by Mr Thomas Tichelmann.
Three workshops on cross cutting issues were a part of the 40th Roundtable as well: Welcome workshop for new and recently joined participants; Global Education: practice, research and policy; National indicators for Target 4.7 – challenges and opportunities.
German experiences in Global Education were presented through the following workshops:
Mainstreaming global education in curricula and teaching subjects using the example of the curriculum framework on Education for Sustainable Development; Embedding Global Education into the education system and the role of ESD country coordinators supporting the education authorities in Germany; Global Education and Measuring Change.