GENE brings together Ministries and Agencies with national responsibility for funding, coordination, policy making and support in the field of Global Education. GENE Roundtables gather participants together regularly every six months to share national experiences and strategies. Hosted by participating Ministries and Agencies, they are organised so as to develop common and bilateral programmes, to promote strategy dialogue with newly participating countries, and to forge a common European agenda on the increase and improvement of Global Education. Along with national Ministries and Agencies, the European Commission participates in Roundtables as an observer.


The most recent GENE Roundtable (41), took place in Valletta, Malta in October 2019.

The event included the award ceremony for the Global Education Ideas Award at the Maltese Chamber of Commerce, as well as workshops on cross-cutting policy issues, presentations of Global Education in Malta and guest speakers from Latin America.


The previous GENE Roundtable (40), took place in Berlin, Germany, in Spring 2019.

The meeting featured presentations, discussions, workshops, Open Space, country reporting and learning from German experiences in Global Education, as well as an address by the German Parliamentary Secretary of State Ms. Maria Flachsbarth. GENE emeriti from throughout the network’s story also participated as GENE celebrated its 40th Roundtable event.

Previous recent GENE Roundtables took place in:

  • Warsaw, Poland (Spring 2012)
  • The Hague, the Netherlands (Autumn 2012)
  • Dublin, Ireland (Spring, 2013)
  • Brussels, Belgium (Autumn 2013)
  • Brussels, Belgium (Autumn 2014)
  • Vienna, Austria (Spring 2015)
  • Brussels, Belgium (Autumn 2015)
  • Lisbon, Portugal (Spring 2016)
  • Florence, Italy (Autumn 2016)
  • Brussels, Belgium (Spring 2017)
  • Nicosia, Cyprus (Autumn 2017)
  • Oslo, Norway (Spring 2018)
  • Brussels, Belgium (Autumn 2018)
GENE participants at Roundtable 41 in Malta, autumn 2019
Germany, Berlin, GENE Roundtable 40

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