Launch of the GENE Global Education Ideas Award 2019

Global Education Network Europe is launching the 3rd edition of Global Education Award – deadline 4 June.

(PRESS RELEASE) DUBLIN, 2-May-2019 — /EuropaWire/ — GENE – Global Education Network Europe – recognises the importance of innovation in Global Education through its Global Education Ideas Award. The Award is focused on new ideas for Global Education initiatives that facilitate transformative learning and opens peoples’ eyes and minds to the realities of the world, locally and globally. It promotes Global Education that brings about this change through creativity, participation, direct action, synergies and innovation, and to inspire public policy.

GENE wishes to encourage experimentation, the exploration of new approaches and ways to address the different issues that are pressing the local and global realities, in both formal and nonformal educational settings. GENE believes that opportunities to change in new, non-traditional and innovative ways need to be supported, applauded and recognised.

Any legally constituted organisation with Headquarters in a European country and with experience in running inspiring Global Education initiatives are welcome to apply. The most innovative ideas will be selected by an International Selection Committee and awarded with up to 10.000 Euro each at an Award Ceremony during the 41st GENE Roundtable in Malta, on 18 October, 2019. And, 10-20 ideas will be recognised through a publication.

The deadline for applications: 4 June 2019.

The final selection: 15 September 2019

For more information on the award and on how to apply:

The Global Education Ideas Award 2019 is supported by the European Commission, Ministries and Agencies that fund and support GENE.

About the organisers:

GENE is a network of Ministries and Agencies and other bodies with national responsibility for Global Education funding and policy in European countries. GENE undertakes Peer Reviews of Global Education policy, funding and practice in European countries for the purpose of increasing and improving provision, quality and outcomes. For more information, please visit

Press contact:

Ditta Trindade


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