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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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.
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LéargasThursday, July 20th, 2017 at 8:00am
INCLUSION WITHIN KA2 - 07 - 10 November Warsaw, Poland. Erasmus+ aims to make a major contribution in tackling socio-economic challenges, the key challenges that Europe will be facing until the end of the decade and to support the implementation of the European policy agenda for growth, jobs, equity and social inclusion. Deadline for applications is the 25 August 2017. To apply, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application
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LéargasWednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 7:00am
Speak UP, Step UP! 16 – 18 October 2017. Berlin, Germany
European youth work empowering young people's democratic values and active citizenship. Deadline for applications: 27 August. For more information and to apply, visit http://trainings.salto-youth.net/6528
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LéargasWednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 12:25am
UNDER THE SAME ROOF. Bucharest, Romania 25 - 28 October 2017. This is a seminar on cross-sectoral cooperation for young people with fewer opportunities notably Roma youth. The focus is to support active involvement and integration of Roma young people in society. The event will explore cooperation between youth work and other sectors (formal education, employment, health, housing etc.) in inclusion. The deadline for this seminar is the 25 August 2017. To apply visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/leargas_application
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Léargas shared Eurodesk Ireland's post.Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 11:25pm
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LéargasTuesday, July 18th, 2017 at 9:25pm
All 4 Inclusion 09 – 13 October Slovak Republic. This training course focuses on encouraging and empowering youth workers and social workers to start inclusive projects with mixed ability groups through Erasmus+ projects. Our aim is to make the Erasmus+ projects more inclusive, accessible for young people with fewer opportunities. Deadline for applications: 12 August 2017 http://trainings.salto-youth.net/6566