About

About

The Community for Schools in Europe

eTwinning is a free online platform linking a community of more than 470,000 teachers across Europe. It supports schools from early childhood to post-primary level to find partners and work on joint projects in any curricular area, using Information and Communication Technology (ICT). On the dedicated website www.etwinning.net you can create a profile, search for partners, browse ongoing and completed projects, and develop your own project ideas. Once you have found a partner and agreed a project plan, you can register your project and access a specially created ‘Twinspace’. This is a private and secure online workspace that you and your partner(s) administer; students can be invited to participate as members. eTwinning can be used in tandem with the School Education Gateway, which presents European school education policy, news, expert articles, national initiatives and best practices. It also offers collaborative spaces, online and on-site courses and resources for teachers.

School Education Gateway

 

eTwinning is funded by the European Union and administered in participating countries by a National Support Service (NSS). Léargas is the National Support Service for eTwinning in Ireland.

Benefits

  • It’s simple to register
  • Projects can be as long or short as you and your partner(s) agree
  • The eTwinning database means it’s easy to connect and build relationships with schools across Europe
  • You and your students can develop digital literacy and ICT skills in a secure environment
  • Kits and resources are available to help you run your projects
  • Teachers have access to funded eTwinning professional development workshops and seminars around Europe and online
  • Students can learn about European cultures and languages by directly linking with their peers
  • There is recognition for your projects and school through eTwinning Awards (National Quality Label, European Quality Label, Annual eTwinning Prize)
  • eTwinning is an easy first step to European engagement; after forming partnerships through eTwinning, many schools have gone on to do Erasmus+ school education projects together.

Funding

Direct funding for projects is not available. However funding is available for participating teachers to attend eTwinning professional development workshops and seminars around Europe. Check our News page regularly for details of these opportunities.

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Léargas

Léargas is a not-for-profit organisation that operates under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Léargas manages European, national and international exchange and cooperation programmes in education, training and youth and community work and has been managing such programmes for over 30 years. Léargas currently has 40 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France, Croatia, Denmark and Spain and have wide-ranging experience in education, training, community, youth and development work; and in IT and finance. The National Centre for Guidance in Education operates under the aegis of Léargas.
Léargas
LéargasTuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 8:00pm
GRAPHIC HARVESTING - Trainer Skills Workshop. Dublin, 21 - 24 November. This workshop aims to expand trainer tool kits with design thinking methodologies and to equip trainers with the skills to integrate the use of graphic facilitation and creativity in order to enhance their practice. Deadline for applications 29 September. For more information and to apply visit http://bit.ly/2iI9gM0.
Léargas
LéargasTuesday, September 19th, 2017 at 7:00pm
ERASMUS+ FOR EQUITY AND INCLUSION. 23 - 24 NOVEMBER, ITALY. This contact seminar is aimed at supporting organisations interested in KA1 and KA2 project proposals promoting the mobility of participants with spacial needs as well as the exchange of practices and development of tools supporting transnational experiences. The deadline for applications is 10 October 2017. To apply click http://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZK6CMCN
Léargas
Léargas shared Longford Women's Link's post.Monday, September 18th, 2017 at 11:13pm
Best wishes to Longford Women's Link taking part in the Erasmus+ #AdultEducation project 'Adult Education Leaders, Learning in Europe'. This is a project coordinated by AONTAS. If you'd like to find out about funding for Erasmus+ Adult Education contact Léargas today:

https://www.leargas.ie/programmes/erasmusplus/adult-education/about/
Léargas
LéargasMonday, September 18th, 2017 at 7:00pm
Consortium for Newcomers. 28 Nov - 01 Dec, Norway. This seminar is open to participants within the fields of school education. The contact seminar is mainly targeted at representatives from schools or potential leaders of consortium's. The deadline is 27 October 2017, for more information click http://bit.ly/2rQQph5
Léargas
LéargasSunday, September 17th, 2017 at 8:30pm
We're hiring! Apply by 22 September for the role of #EPALE Strategic Initiatives Officer: http://www.leargas.ie/jobs/ #AdultLearning