Evidence based research for Policy Development in Global Education

10 May 2017, London

This conference organised by the Development Education Research Centre within UCL-IOE and Global Education Network Europe (GENE) will be held on 10th and 11th of May 2017 at University College London. It is also being supported by the Project Schools for Future Youth.

The overall aim of the conference is to demonstrate the contribution of evidence based research to policy development on global education. The specific objectives are to:

  • Share research from models of practice that demonstrate innovative approaches to global education.
  • Promote current research on global education and how it can be of value to policy makers.
  • Identify key themes and issues that policy-makers see as key to the development of global education.

The two day conference will take the form of keynote inputs for each theme followed by papers based on research. It is aimed at academics and researchers engaged with global education across Europe and beyond and policy-makers responsible for funding or supporting global education programmes.

If you would like to submit a paper for discussion at the conference, please send an abstract of no more than 200 words. Papers will only be accepted if they can be demonstrated to make a direct connection to the aims of the conference. We are particularly looking for papers in discussions on value of research, evidence from research with schools, higher education and international volunteering and impact of policies on practice.

Abstracts should be submitted to Dr. Douglas Bourn by Wednesday 1 February 2017 ( – email this address also if you would like to attend.

Dr Douglas BournDevelopment Education Research Centre UCL


£50 to cover teas, coffees and lunches and both days. Doctoral students will be able to attend free of charge.

10 May 2017 12:00am - 11 May 2017 12:00am

University College London