About

About

The Community for Schools in Europe

eTwinning is a free online platform linking a community of more than 360,000 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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All the best to all who applied under today's #ErasmusPlus deadline! pic.twitter.com/IhxWnOkwzr

For those who have #ErasmusPlus partners in the UK, here's information on the programme post #Brexit erasmusplus.org.uk/news/current-s…

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 20 years. Léargas currently has 35 staff based in our Dublin office. Our staff come from Ireland, Poland, France 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.
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Léargas shared Youth Work Ireland's photo.Thursday, March 30th, 2017 at 3:38am
"Supporting Travellers' Advance through Universal Services" is a new toolkit to engage young Travellers in youth work, developed through Erasmus+. Download it from http://youthworkireland.ie/images/uploads/general/Status_Toolkit_-_Final.pdf
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LéargasWednesday, March 29th, 2017 at 4:20am
Are you involved in #Sport with young people? Would you like to meet European partners and develop #YouthMobility projects? Why not apply for this upcoming 'Partnership-building Activity' taking place in Mallorca in June?

https://www.salto-youth.net/tools/european-training-calendar/training/values-education-through-sport-pba.6339/
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LéargasTuesday, March 28th, 2017 at 2:30am
Create a positive experience! Apply for this upcoming Partnership-building activity in Bray, Co.Wicklow! http://ow.ly/3Yi630aci6D
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LéargasMonday, March 27th, 2017 at 10:00pm
Help us with the Mid-term Evaluation Study of the Erasmus+ Programme in Ireland. As an important part of the evaluation, we need to know the views of students, staff and organisations that have participated in either Erasmus+ or in one of the previous programmes (Lifelong Learning, Youth in Action). We'd like to hear if your experience had an impact afterwards on your work, learning, and cultural and social awareness. We'd also like to know the impact of the programme on organisations participating. We're very conscious of your time, so our survey will take you 5 minutes only! Many thanks in advance! http://ow.ly/ct5x30ae8bh
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LéargasMonday, March 27th, 2017 at 2:30am
Still time to book your place at our Erasmus+ Application Workshop for Youth Mobility projects! Book your place here:

http://www.leargas.ie/calendar/erasmus-youth-in-action-ka1-application-workshop/