Services for Ministries and Agencies

GENE participants from European Ministries and Agencies

GENE works with Ministries of Education, Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Development Agencies and other national bodies with co-ordinating responsibility for Global Education at the national level. The network itself is focused on policy sharing and policy learning, where participants can draw inspiration from each other’s experience and knowledge.

The GENE Secretariat supports this function through GENE networking, quality standard-setting, peer review, support for the development of quality national strategies, policy analysis focused on cross-cutting, cross-border issues of quality, and advisory support for the development of quality funding structures and mechanisms.

Some of this is done through the core programme areas, but GENE also offers tailored support on an ad-hoc basis at the request of individual GENE participants. The type of support varies from country to country, but is often focused on supporting the development of Global Education policy, strategy, funding mechanism or a piece of joint research. Requests for tailored support for a ministry, agency or co-ordinating body usually happen during or in connection with GENE Roundtable events or through informal discussions with the GENE Secretariat.



Supporting the transition to online working and learning

During these times of unprecedented public-health challenges, we are conscious that priorities and working conditions have changed dramatically for most of us. In addition to many switching to home working, colleagues from Ministries of Education are supporting the transition to online and distance learning, while some Ministries of Foreign Affairs colleagues are busy repatriating individuals from around the globe. It is clearly not business as usual. It is also clear that in our responses to this pandemic – individually, collectively, globally – solidarity has come to the fore.

Tips for working at home

We have collected some resources related to home and online working that we hope you may find useful – find them here. If you have other tools or good practice or policy learning you would like to share, particularly regarding the response to the current crises (e.g. how to deal with CSO partners project agreements and challenges in the face of uncertainty) please let us know: secretariat[at]

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