The Community for Schools in Europe

eTwinning is a free online platform linking a community of more than 500,000 teachers across Europe. It supports primary and post primary schools to find partners and work on joint projects in any curricular area, using Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Learn how five Irish schools use eTwinning in our brochure.

On the dedicated website 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.

Have a look at Gaelscoil de hÍde in Roscommon chatting to their project partners in Spain.

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.

Some wonderful videos on @scoilnet from the @rte archives showing technology as it was in the 80s and 90s... ideal for a rainy lunchtime!📺…

Another great and active group of #teachers has successfully completed the #fcl_eu #eTwinning workshop on #programming! 😃🤖👏 Are you the next one to join? Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

From @UL to Austria through #etwinning . The power of a friendship formed while on Erasmus. ❤️@languagesdude @eTwinningEurope @eTwinning_es @Leargas_etwinn Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

We had lots of fun reading our #eTwinning pen-pal letters from our partner school in France! We loved their handwriting and pictures! @Leargas_etwinn Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Monaghan/Cavan Primary & Post-Primary educators sharing ideas to develop their Community of Practice Focus. What a fantastic group of educators @brennandavid123 and I were lucky enough to support. #PDSTDigCoPs #CopMonCa @PDST_TechinEd Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Happy Anniversary, @_conorgalvin 😃 It's a pleasure to follow you!…

Delighted to work with my colleague @siobmaca in my home county of Donegal to facilitate two new digital communities of practice #PDSTDigCoPs @Leargas @Leargas_etwinn #edchatie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Welcome to the #eTwinning community, @ffarry1 👋 Let the digital collaboration accelerate! @0812Siobhan @PDST_TechinEd @PDSTie…

We are not slowing down even for a moment 💪 Register for "Playful Teaching with @LEGO_Education Resources" #webinar! We will talk about the LEGO Education approach and background, possible impact on education and skills needed in future #STEM careers:… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

#MondayMotivation Safer Internet Day is 11th February 2020! Need inspiration or some ideas about what you could do to celebrate? Check out some of the fun activities that you could do! #SID2020 #Connected Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

How about introducing in your classroom a real-world challenge, ideal for improving critical thinking, debating skills & developing data literacy? Join a unique #3RsMOOC “The Three Rs and Animal Use in Science” on #EUNAcademy: @EU_ScienceHub @scientix_eu Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Preparing Christmas cards to send to our partner schools in Greece, Italy, Spain and Belgium! The children are very excited to get to know one another! #ErasmusPlus @Leargas @ErasmusIreland @EUErasmusPlus @Leargas_etwinn @spnsdooradoyle Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

The magic of School Christmas Fair actual Sponge Bob and a clothes peg Santa Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

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Teachers hard at work in the Cork #PDSTDigCoPs 💪Drop us a line in #etwinning if you need any support with the platform🤗 @PDST_TechinEd @PDSTie @osullims…

#pdstdigcops Mayo, Sligo & Galway, post-primary educators developing a shared vision & focus for their Connaught-Community of Practice. CPD strategies for school leaders and teachers👏 #PDSTDigCoPs. @PDST_TechinEd @Leargas_etwinn Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Delighted to be in Brussels at the TAIEX SRSP workshop on digital transition for schools and sharing the speaker platform with @deirdrehodson @PDST_TechinEd Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Santi Scimeca, eTwinning Senior Project Manager, and Anne Gilleran, Senior Pedagogical Adviser of #eTwinning, talk about the mission and vision of eTwinning Schools and about the benefits they bring to the teachers, students and the local community!… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

A great day of collaboration in Mayo working towards establishing a digital community of practice. It was wonderful to facilitate teachers sharing a vision and working towards a common goal #PDSTdigcop @PDSTie @GallagherSteve_ @siobmaca @PDST_TechinEd @Leargas_etwinn @Leargas Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

A hive of activity, @EoinStakelumedu! Great to see teachers being brought together to share their practice and expertise as part of the #PDSTDigCoPs @PDST_TechinEd @PDSTie @Education_Ire…

The Taiko drummers at the 2019 Léargas Forum. Great show, great forum Credit to the organisers. Thank you all! Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Delighted to see photos of our #LeargasForum opening performers @expjapan Taiko drummers in @IrishTimes and @irishexaminer today! Thanks to @SparkyScoops for the photos. Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Great photo of the @ExpJapan Taiko drummers at #LeargasForum in today's @IrishTimes and @irishexaminer! Thanks @SparkyScoops and @helloalicepr for spreading the word! Our social wall is available at with links to interviews by @YMTfm with @hazechu… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

On ⏰ Tuesday 10/12 at 17:00h CET don’t miss the last webinar of 2019 on #digital #competences and discover more how they can be applied in schools and classrooms. More details and the form to participate on the website 👇… #EdGateway Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Delighted to have @PeterMcGuireIE join us yesterday to host the #LeargasForum panel discussion on the role of educational exchange and cooperation programmes in building an inclusive Europe.… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

We look forward to working with our fellow teachers as part of the digital communities of practice. Thank you PDST_TechinEd for facilitating the initial meeting today in @TheEllison1 in Castlebar. #PDSTDigCoP . @Leargas_etwinn @siobmaca @gortskehy @larkinniall @GallagherSteve_ Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Delighted with this really positive article on nurture initiatives! Great to see schools all over Ireland opening Nurture Rooms and becoming Nurturing Schools!Nurture rooms: how schools are boosting pupils’ wellbeing (via @IrishTimes)… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Such a good idea if it can be done: inviting a subject expert to help with focus an #eTwinning project (and look at that classroom😍) #SDGs @concernactive @kheustudies @eTwinningEurope @Leargas…

Final day of @Leargas TCA of moving from @Leargas_etwinn to @EUErasmusPlus A great group who generated many partnerships and project ideas! Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@TemplemichaelC @_conorgalvin @Leargas_etwinn @eTwinningEurope Thank you! We’re fortunate to have so many great projects and people to make the #leargasforum work so well 🙂 @EUErasmusPlus @Leargas_etwinn Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Engaging discussions here in Galway with @brennandavid123 teasing out a shared vision to guide the primary level Galway DigCoP in sharing pratcice and collaborating within their @Leargas_etwinn Group. #collaboration @PDSTie @PDST_TechinEd @Leargas Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Teaching strategy in Holy Family Senior School Portlaoise -Cooperate learning. Each child is dependent on other -Every child is allowed sing in choir no matter if they're good or bad singers -Promoting multi-linguistism -Means all kids are included! Bravo 👏👏 #LeargasForum Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Future classrooms ‘promote active learning’. Another tool in the box for co-teaching as described by @_conorgalvin at our #LeargasForum today! @Leargas_etwinn @eTwinningEurope Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

eTwinning Kits are undoubtedly one of the best ways for beginners to get to know the #eTwinning platform. Long time eTwinner @_conorgalvin shares their many benefits at the #LeargasForum You can find these ready made resources here:… @eTwinningEurope…

'We have seen an upsurge in diversity and diversity platforms in Teacher Education...but we still need to see more difference among our teachers in Ireland.' @_conorgalvin speaking as part of the #LeargasForum panel discussion @eTwinningEurope @Leargas

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#LeargasForum Well, we're awake now! 😏 The one and only - very wonderfully loud - Experience Japan Taiko Team! Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Today's theme is more important than ever at the #LeargasForum An Inclusive Europe: Stronger Together. The panel now shares their personal and professional experience in the area of inclusion. @Leargas #LeargasForum @aontas Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

#LeargasForum discussion chaired by a twitter (and real life) fav @PeterMcGuireIE with a great panel of speakers: Conor Galvin-@ucddublin Dean Murray-@nycinews Cristina Lancu-NYCI Kieran Brosnan-Holy Senior School Tony Geudens-Salto @Leargas #StrongerTogether Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Cristina from @nycinews #YoungVoices shares about #ErasmusPlus youth dialogue where young people can have their voices heard at EU level, as well as their work on challenging hate speech through their @EUErasmusPlus project 'Transforming Hate in Youth Settings' at #LeargasForum Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Great to hear @hazechu keynote "having projects like these are crucial" #LeargasForum #StrongerTogether #Inclusion #Diversity Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

“Erasmus+ is not just an inclusive programme but a truly diverse one” Jim Mullin, our Exec Director at our #leargasforum this morning @EUErasmusPlus @leargas Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Panel Discussion at the #LeargasForum 'The role of Educational Exchange and Co-operation in building an #Inclusive Europe' @ConorGalvin @NYCI @Leargas

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At #LeargasForum we are honoured to bring together projects at the forefront of inclusion from the fields of #AdultEducation, #SchoolEducation, #ThisIsFET and #Youth. For more inspirational examples see our @EUErasmusPlus Inclusion & Diversity Directory:… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Ruth, Emmanuelle, Audrey, Eli and Dee are here to welcome you at #LeargasForum! Register with them then pop down for a cuppa on the ground floor! Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Fab lights this morning at @dublincastleopw Great day planned today for the #LeargasForum Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

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Looking forward to tomorrow's #LeargasForum, focusing on an Inclusive Europe Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

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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.
LéargasThursday, December 12th, 2019 at 10:45pm
This conference will highlight successful project designs and successful mobility schemes for short term group mobility and long term individual mobilities for pupils from the Erasmus+ programme. It will also address blended mobility combining virtual and real mobility via the eTwinning platform. With the support of experts from the field, conference participants will reflect on ways to include more pupils from more diverse backgrounds into mobility projects.

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LéargasThursday, December 12th, 2019 at 10:31pm
This training activity aims to support and build up the capacities of organisations that actively participate in the volunteering actions of the European Solidarity Corps, in order to ensure quality and impact in the respective projects.

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LéargasThursday, December 12th, 2019 at 10:10pm
The Star of Europe training will take participants through a youth exchange project from its very beginning to the very end, highlighting the ways how young people themselves can be involved in every step of their own youth exchange project.

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LéargasThursday, December 12th, 2019 at 8:00am
We are hosting an #ErasmusPlus Application Workshop in Carrick-on-Shannon Education Centre for schools preparing Erasmus+ applications for the 05 February deadline. It will take place on 15 January and focus on KA1 School Staff mobility projects:
LéargasThursday, December 12th, 2019 at 5:10am
Are you based near Sligo? Are you planning an #ErasmusPlus youth exchange, youth worker mobility or structured dialogue project? Don't miss our upcoming Application Workshop in Sligo on 15 January: