On 20 December 2016, at the time of incorporation of the GDN as an international public benefit foundation, statutes had to be drawn up by a notary public. In the running up to the 2019 Annual Meeting in Puebla, Mexico, these inaugural statutes were revised and submitted for approval by the GDN participants during the Annual Participants’ Business Meeting, which took place on 26 April 2019. On 8 May 2019, the revised statutes were passed by the notary public. The Statutes, the Groningen Declaration, the Bylaws, Code of Conduct, Statement of Ethical Principles and the Mid Term Strategic Goals serve as the six basic documents of the network which guide its developments. Participants and prospective new signatories are expected to abide by the Statutes, Bylaws, Code of Conduct, Statement of Ethical Principles, and the GDN Mid Term Strategic Goals. They are also expected to commit to promoting the aims of the GDN by their active involvement in the GDN Task Forces, Committees and other GDN Activities.
Groningen Declaration (PDF)
The Statutes (PDF)
Code of Conduct (PDF)
Mid-term strategic goals, covering the period 2017-2022
At its Fall Board of Directors Meeting, October 2017, the Board of Directors decided on the following external and internal mid-term strategic goals, covering the period 2017-2022:
1) The GDN is acknowledged for providing academic, practitioner and consultative expertise to lead the global adoption of strategies and tactics towards the Digital Learner Data Ecosystem.
2) The GDN will be the umbrella organization with a critical mass of active participants to facilitate collaboration, engagement and synergies among regional and global organizations and initiatives.
3) The GDN encourages inclusive and active participation from diverse sectors, countries, regions, developing nations and other stakeholders. Consistent with this, the GDN cooperates with organizations and projects on all continents that align with the goal of advancing education and mobility and that support the principles and goals of the GDN.
1) The GDN has transitioned into a professionally managed not-for-profit organization with an established Secretariat and a clear action plan.
2) The GDN has established a fundraising capacity that ensures financial and resource sustainability.
3) The GDN has assembled a constituency of expert volunteers, supported and overseen by a diverse, effective board with defined responsibilities.
As of 21 February 2018, the GDN is registered in the European Transparency Register under identification number 238535130318-52