GENE (Global Education Network Europe) is the European network of Ministries, Agencies and other national bodies responsible for support, funding and policy-making in the field of Global Education. Started in 2001 with 6 national structures from 6 countries, GENE now has grown to facilitate the sharing of policy learning between over 30 Ministries, Agencies and other national bodies, from over 20 countries leading the provision of Global Education in Europe.
The most recent GENE networking meeting, GENE Roundtable 29, took place in Dublin, Ireland, in early May 2013, kindly hosted by the Development Cooperation Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland. The book ‘Global Education in Europe: Policy, Practice and Theoretical Challenges’, (eds. N. Forghani-Arani; H. Hartmeyer; E. O’Loughlin; L. Wegimont), was officially launched on this occasion (publishers Waxmann, 2013). Ministries and Agencies who have not participated in GENE previously, but would be interested in finding out more and possibly attending the next roundtable, should contact the GENE Secretariat – Click here.
The Hague International Symposium on Global Education: Enhancing Quality, Improving Coherence, Increasing Cohesion, took place in The Hague, The Netherlands from 15-17th November 2012. It was organised by GENE, hosted by NCDO and supported by the European Commission. The symposium brought together representatives of Ministries and Agencies in Europe with responsibility for or a policy interest in Global Education. The symposium aimed to share analysis of issues of quality, strategy and structures for funding and supporting Global Education in Europe, with a view to further building and strengthening quality structures, strategies and approaches, and strengthening coherence, cohesion and subsidiarity between the national and EC level. The event also marked 10 years of sharing policy learning through GENE, 10 years since the Maastricht Congress on Global Education, and looked forward to further strengthening such policy learning over the next 10 years. A report on the Symposium is being developed. For The Hague Conclusions Click Here‘Becoming a Global Citizen’ Symposium
An International Symposium on Competencies of Global Citizens – Becoming a Global Citizen, took place in Hanasaari, near Helsinki, Finland, from 5-7th October 2011. It was organised by the Finnish National Board of Education, in cooperation with GENE, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Finland, and Hanasaari – the Swedish-Finnish Cultural Centre. Further details on the programme, participants and presentations are available through this link. Click Here
For the symposium report and conclusions click HereFinland Peer Review
A GENE Peer Review Follow-Up Reportwas launched in March 2011, at the Ministry of Education offices in Helsinki, concerning the Peer Review of Global Education in Finland. Speaking at the launch, Professor Rauni Rasanen welcomed the report and its findings. For the report Click Here.Peer Review of Norway Report
For an overview of Global Education in Norway, see the GENE Peer Review National Report. Click here.Peer Review of Poland Report
For an overview of Global Education in Poland, see the GENE Peer Review National Report. Click here.Quality in Global Education Report
Published in November 2008 this gives an overview of evaluation policy and practice Click here.