The Steering Committee of the former project “schools500reformation” is replaced by the GPEN Council. With Dr. Wim Kuiper (the Netherlands), Dr. Jonathan Laabs (USA), Rev. Samuel Mutabazi (Rwanda), Prof. Dr. Annette Scheunpflug (Germany) and Rev. Dr. Birgit Sendler-Koschel (Germany) a multi-national and multi-denominational team was mandated during the International Conference in Rwanda in November 2017. The Council will forward and lead the network during the next years.
The network activities will from now on be created and accompanied by the 43 GPEN Ambassadors who are representing their respective countries and at the same time contact persons for the schools in the network. The ambassadors themselves are linked globally to each other and give ideas to the GPEN Council.
Besides this, the fruitful cooperation between science and educational practice that was already present in schools500reformation will be continued: a Scientific Consortium will accompany the development of the network and support its goals and priorities scientifically.
The administration office in Germany and other places is as before responsible for organisational matters, contact and communication. As for now, the staff members of the GPENreformation administrative office are the same as the former schools500reformation team.