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 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.

Previous recent GENE Roundtables took place in Brussels (Spring 2009); Oslo (Summer 2009); Vienna (Autumn 2009); Dublin (Spring 2010); Helsinki (Autumn 2010); Bratislava (Spring 2011); Brussels (Autumn 2011); Warsaw (Spring 2012); The Hague, the Netherlands (Autumn 2012); Dublin, Ireland (Spring, 2013); Brussels (Autumn 2013); Brussels (Autumn 2014); Vienna (Spring 2015); Brussels (Autumn 2015); Lisbon (Spring 2016); Florence (Autumn 2016); Brussels (Spring 2017); Nicosia (Autumn 2017); Oslo (Spring 2018).


The most recent 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.

The previous GENE Roundtable (39), took place in Brussels, Belgium, in autumn 2018.

It featured the launch of the 2018 edition of The State of Global Education in Europe, a panel on policy learning, as well as the award ceremony for the 2018 Global Education Innovation Awards.

The next GENE Roundtable 41 will take place in Malta in autumn 2019.

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