Launch of a New Multilingual Digest of Global Education Publications

(PRESS RELEASE) DUBLIN, 6-11-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — The official launch event of the Multilingual Global Education DIGEST 2020 will take place online on Monday, 9 November 2020, at 10:30 am (CET). The DIGEST is a bibliography of research in the field of Global Education, gathering more than 1100 publications. This is the third edition of the DIGEST but, for the first time, and most importantly, it will be a multilingual edition, bringing together publications in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.

The DIGEST is an invaluable tool for anyone working in Global Education, and particularly for policymakers, as it facilitates access to the wealth of research available and contributes to more research-based policymaking. In the last decade, there has been a major expansion of publications in the field of Global Education: by bringing them together, the DIGEST facilitates access, reflection and learning. 

The DIGEST is a significant milestone in the development of ANGEL, the Academic Network on Global Education and Learning, which has now around 600 members in 70 countries, and in forging stronger links between researchers and policymakers in the field of Global Education.

The launch will feature Prof. Annette Scheunpflug, Ms. Agata Sobiech, Prof. Massimiliano Tarozzi and Prof. Doug Bourne, among others. The speakers will reflect on the importance of the DIGEST and on the value of research for policymaking.

It will also be an opportunity to meet the six researcher teams that collaborated closely in the DIGEST and gain a better understanding of the developments and trends in Global Education research in the different languages.

The DIGEST is edited by ANGEL (Academic Network on Global Education and Learning), a partnership project of DERC (Development Education Research Centre) at UCL (University College London) and GENE (Global Education Network Europe), co-funded by the European Union and with the assistance of Ministries and Agencies that support GENE.


  • Opening remarks: Annette Scheunpflug (GENE Chair, University of Bamberg) and Agata Sobiech (EC Head of Sector DEAR and Youth, DG DEVCO)
  • Digest overview: Massimiliano Tarozzi (Project Coordinator, DERC, UCL)
  • Highlights from different languages: Representatives of the six researcher teams
  • Multilingualism and empowerment: La Salete Coelho (University of Porto and Polytechnic of Viana do Castelo)
  • Perspectives from policymakers
  • Concluding remarks: Liam Wegimont (GENE Director) and Doug Bourn (ANGEL Advisory Board Chair, UCL)

The event will be hosted online via Zoom on Monday, 9 November at 10:30 am (CET) and requires prior registration. The Zoom link will be sent out at least an hour before the meetingTo find out more and register to attend the launch event, please go to

If you have access to networks that might be interested in the Multilingual Global Education Digest 2020, please find below a number of materials that you can use to spread the word about the publication, and its launch event on Monday.

About GENE
GENE – Global Education Network Europe – is the network of Ministries and Agencies with national responsibility for Global Education in European countries. Global Education is understood as “education that opens people’s eyes and minds to the realities of the world, and awakens them to bring about a world of greater justice, equity and human rights for all. It encompasses Development Education, Human Rights Education, Education for Sustainability, Education for Peace and Conflict Prevention and Intercultural Education; being the global dimensions of Education for Citizenship.” While using the term Global Education, GENE also welcomes the use of specific national terms. For more information, please visit

Contact for press
Ana Larcher |

Event flyer: click here to download
Launch event page 
Promotional video 
Hashtags: #Digest2020 #GlobalEd
Handles of organisations involved: @angelnetworknet, @ioe_derc, @GENE_GlobalEd

This publication has been co-funded by the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the editor and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union.

SOURCE: GENE (Global Education Network Europe)


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