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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Check out this #ErasmusPlus training focusing on sports and outdoor activities in #YouthWork. Apply by 29/05! bit.ly/2rY2RN8 pic.twitter.com/2nR1K4lTh7

Youth workers! Complete this short survey & help us plan how to best support you & orgs with Erasmus+ funding! bit.ly/2qjoM46

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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LéargasFriday, May 26th, 2017 at 9:00am
We're busy researching and working with our European colleagues to plan training opportunities for the Youth sector in 2018/19. We need your insight to inform this process so that the training opportunities offered will respond to your needs. We want to hear what kinds of themes are emerging from your work with young people? What kinds of methodologies/tools would you like to develop to enhance your practice? Do you know how to find partners? What kind of training would support your capacity to develop Erasmus+ opportunities in the Youth sector?

Please take 10-15 minutes of your time to respond to our survey. Your insight and input will play an invaluable role in shaping Youth training opportunities over the next couple of years.

Complete our Youth Survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BY3LYQG
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LéargasFriday, May 26th, 2017 at 3:00am
Do you work with young people? Check out 'SOAP III' taking place in Luxembourg in July! This training course explores the power of sport and outdoor education in youth work and the possibilities they bring to young people in terms of education and social inclusion. Apply by 29 May here: http://bit.ly/2rY2RN8
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Léargas shared Adult Learning in Ireland's post.Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 2:48am
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Léargas shared Cavan Institute's post.Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 1:20am
Best wishes to Jason McNally, Kevin J Traynor and Jason Reilly on their Erasmus+ placement in Valencia, Spain. Jason, Kevin and Jason are Motor Vehicle Maintenance students in Cavan Institute. If you'd like your vocational education and training students to benefit from European placements find out more at: http://www.leargas.ie/programmes/erasmusplus/vet/about/
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Léargas shared Killorglin Community College's post.Thursday, May 25th, 2017 at 1:14am
Congratulations to Killorglin Community College for all their hard work in #eTwinning & #ErasmusPlus :) If you'd like to learn more about #eTwinning visit: http://www.leargas.ie/programmes/eTwinning/