Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union



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.

#Sexeducation is, and always has been, a sensitive topic. Survey results suggest that teachers and educational stakeholders alike support sex education in schools should start before the age of 15 > #EdGateway Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

If you are attending the IPPN Conference today and tomorrow, come visit our stand at the Education Expo ➡️ Stand F12, for #free #internetsafety resources, and information. #IPPN20 @IPPN_Education @IPPNExpo @CitywestHotel Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

We're here at the @ippnexpo!! Drop by and chat to us to about new international opportunities and resources for primary teachers this year😀 @EUErasmusPlus @Leargas @IPPN_Education @Education_Ire @edmatters #ippn20 @eTwinningEurope #eTwinningIrl

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Primary Schools named as winners in GOAL Changemakers Award. Read more...… @PDSTPrimarySTEM @GOAL_Global #ESD Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Irish teachers!! Fancy 3 Chrome Books for your school with #eTwinning and languages? Easy as pie/tarta/císte/pita 🥮 @Leargas #EDLComp19… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Web Design with HTML Coding is at #WalkinstownLibrary this Sat 25 January at 2.30pm and is suitable for children/teens age 12+. Admission free. Places limited so booking required. T. 01 222 8890 E. #stemsationalsaturdays #TakeACloserLook Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

The @erc has published it's baseline report on the Digital Learning Framework on behalf of @Education_Ire. A very interesting read in which @PDST_TechinEd seminars were positively received. Report and press release #DLFIrl #PDST Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Irish teachers!! Fancy 3 Chrome Books for your school with #eTwinning and languages? Easy as pie/tarta/císte/pita 🥮 @Leargas #EDLComp19…

A fun way of integrating Maths into an #eTwinning project! Thanks for sharing @lj_donovan - a busy morning and a painless way of spending money in January 😉 @Leargas @eTwinningEurope @PDSTPrimarySTEM @PDST_TechinEd…

🤔 Curious about who'll be celebrating #SaferInternetDay with us on 11 February 2020 and how? 👉 Discover industry partners, institutions and other organisations committed to creating a better internet for everyone at Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

A birthday!! 🎂#Toolkit4Schools #EdGateway #inclusion @eTwinningEurope…

Join our Team! @Leargas is recruiting an adult education officer for @EPALE_IE 👨‍💻👩‍💻 Application form & deadline ➡️ @graduate_ie @aontas @SOLASFET @accsirl @EdPosts @nalaireland #jobfairy 1 #jobfairy

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Huge queues of people registering to vote today in TCD Arts Block. We’re here until 4pm today. You have until Wednesday to register and drop your form into the Council. Get down and get registered! 🙌🏻#WhyImVoting #GenerationVote #GE2020 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Save the date for the new School Education Gateway webinar: Tackling early school leaving. Theory and background, followed by day-to-day experiences and practical tips from a toolkit with Kirstin Kerr and Patsy Hodson 📅 22 January at 17:00 CET #EdGateway… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Ready to go at the @Leargas Project Management Day in the @AshlingHotel and excited to meet so many new teachers interested in #eTwinning opportunities 😀 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

I'm looking for MFL teachers around Ireland to take part in my research on: online communities of practice and social network sites as a form of CPD. I need 6 short interviews. Any help greatly appreciated! @germanteachers @ftaire @atsirlanda Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

🥁🥁The eTwinning Annual Theme is... CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES Read more about the annual theme below and get thinking about the projects you and your class could join/start this year!… @Leargas @eTwinningEurope #eTwinningIrl Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Well done to Sarah and Ben who were chosen to act as Safety Internet Day Ambassadors for 2020 attending the @Webwise_Ireland Safer Internet Day Training Programme hosted at Google yesterday Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Transition Year students @Kings_Hospital enjoying a Kahoot Quiz made for us by our @Leargas_etwinn project partners @BSNLanguages. Students are answering questions on Christmas based on the Skype call we shared before the Christmas break #LanguagesTakeYouFurther Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Jane McGarrigle from Webwise facilitating feedback on implementing ideas for Safer Internet Day which takes place on February 11th Super ideas coming from teachers. Watch out for the Webwise media campaign over the next few weeks. 🍿🎞🖥📻📺📰 #Connected #SID2020 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Young people exploring topics such as #digitalresilience, #datafootprint, and #cyberbulling, and planning their campaigns for @safeinternetday! #SID2020 #Connected Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

The European Capitals of Culture are Rijeka🇭🇷 & Galway🇮🇪. Rijeka, the first-ever 🇭🇷city to hold the title, with the motto ‘Port of Diversity' focusing on water, work & migration. Galway will explore its language & landscape & "let the magic in". Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

If you are a teacher who uses CLIL, you have the opportunity to go to Bratislava in March, meet other innovative educators and exchange good practice in using the CLIL methodology. To apply 👇… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Great to see the positive findings of the @ERC_irl’s baseline report on the #DLFIrl as part of their longitudinal study and have current research in this area to inform our work @PDST_TechinEd/ @PDSTie.… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Our children demonstrating some skills of kicking and hand passing for a presentation we are making for our partner schools on the game we are sharing. #healthyactivesport @Leargas_etwinn @ErasmusIreland @EUErasmusPlus Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

🏫 The #eTwinning School Label applications are open! 🏫 If your school is eligible & you received the e-mail with instructions, make sure to apply by 7 February 2020! #eTwSchools Labels will be awarded during the spring of 2020:… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Fancy a READY MADE, dynamic project kit on Climate Change & Environmental Challenges? 🌏Free resource 🌎Structure PBL approach 🌍Collaborative digital tools Take Action for the Future… Let Us Green Again… @Leargas @eTwinningEurope

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🥁🥁The eTwinning Annual Theme is... CLIMATE CHANGE AND ENVIRONMENTAL CHALLENGES Read more about the annual theme below and get thinking about the projects you and your class could join/start this year!… @Leargas @eTwinningEurope #eTwinningIrl

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Wordsearches | Roleplays | Debates | Presentations | Videos If you need ideas for things to do for Safer Internet Day, check out the #SID2020 hub. #Connected Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@fitzsiobhan1 Thanks for those words, @fitzsiobhan1! It's a pleasure to be a contributor to the progressive and inclusive ethos of @EglishNs😊 @Bous_Compass @eTwinningEurope

Minister @McHughJoeTD has today announced a further €50million investment in ICT infrastructure for all primary and post-primary schools… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Looking to engage your community with the #SDGs? #ProjectUs offer 🆓 interactive workshops to support communities, schools & businesses in addressing local & global sustainable development challenges. For more information ℹ️ contact @JessieMaguire91 today.#GlobalGoals Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Has YOUR school signed up for Safer Internet Day 2020? Getting involved is really easy - you can do something big, or small, to spread awareness of #OnlineSafety. Register to get the free #SID2020 wristbands for participants, and to put your school on the map! #Connected Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Do you know the Friends of #eTwinning? In 2019 six new articles about the Friends were published on the Portal 📑 Find them all here and get inspired ➡️… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

ETwinning effectively supports rural school and not only that but provides immense, unparalleled opportunities to both teachers and students in terms of leading, management, teaching and learning #SSE #LookingatourSchools Our rural school has benefited hugely… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@EU_Commission has announced the new Jan Amos Comenius Prize - rewarding secondary schools and #teachers who help pupils learn about the EU in ways that inspire ✨ Up to 28 prizes of €8000 are available - find out more and apply →!MP89pn #ComeniusPrize Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Why get involved in Safer Internet Day? Hear about what teachers and students at Ard Scoil Mhuire in Limerick had to say about the benefits of the experience. To sign up and get your free wristbands: #Connected #SID2020 @safeinternetday @ASM_Limerick Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

“The Three Rs and Animal Use in Science” #3RsMOOC will show you how to develop the critical thinking & argumentation skills of pupils based on factual scientific evidence 🧐 Learn how to identify fake news or bad science, carry out research & collect data: Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

More and more we are hearing how #eTwinning has opened doors for students & teachers in rural areas in Ireland. Read 'What it means to be a rural school in Europe' on #EdGateway & drop us a line if you're interested in seeing how eTwinning could support your school's learning 🎒…

New Year, New Rewards! Delighted that this wonderful competition is beginning again! Complement the language teaching you're doing in class (Gaeilge san áireamh 🇮🇪) & be in with a chance to win great prizes for your school! Enter before 31st Jan😃…

Student reflection time! 🙌 Lovely pic of @MJShine's class evaluating their participation in their #eTwinning and @EUErasmusPlus project 💭✏️ @eTwinningEurope @EuTopiaplus @Leargas @athleticsforpr1…

Genius idea for the office or the classroom! Join the best #SEL #PLN @sparvell Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

It is important for young people to have a completed #education in order to access opportunities in the labour market. But is this really what motivates learning in schools? Look what educational expert @Kornknarr suggests >> Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Are you aged 16-30 and working on a project with a European 🇪🇺 dimension? Then apply 📝 for the 2020 Charlemagne Youth Prize before January 31st, and win funds to further develop your initiative! More information 👉 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Happy New Year!!🥳 How do we know you will have a wonderful eTwinning adventure this year? Because we have 2020 vision!!🤓

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Start off the new year by subscribing to the Webwise newsletter. Keeping you up-to-day with plans for Safer Internet Day, the SID Awards, and internet safety information. #Edchatie #SID2020 #Connected Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

🏫 The #eTwinning School Label applications are open! 🏫 If your school is eligible & you received the e-mail with instructions, make sure to apply by 7 February 2020! The new #eTwSchools Labels will be awarded during the spring of 2020:… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

eTwinning has and continues to change how I teach in the classroom. Connecting with other educators throughout the EU is something that can't be beat. Register on the platform yourself and see:… #edchatie @_conorgalvin @mrssparklyteach Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@languagesdude @_conorgalvin @EuTopiaplus @DpDonal @eTwinningEurope @Leargas_etwinn @mariettk @BatardiereMT @PDST_TechinEd @Leargas @NAPD_IE @denistreacy And the best part is it’s free, free, free!!😀So many teaching things cost money these days or subscriptions but this is by far the best and no cost! Which is a great help when you’ve 3 children and a mortgage 😂 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland


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.
LéargasTuesday, January 21st, 2020 at 3:49am
“I suppose the greatest evaluation for us is seeing the children they bring what they learn from the programme into their everyday interactions with each other. They will try to solve problems in the yard; there is less exclusion.” - Rachel Burke, Deputy Principal, Kildare Town Educate Together School.

Read about how Kildare Town Educate Together School used #ErasmusPlus KA2 funding to foster inclusion in their school through their 'Grow from Seeds' project:
LéargasSaturday, January 18th, 2020 at 10:45pm
⚽Sport plays an important role in our societies. It can be a very powerful tool for education & fighting discrimination when working with young. This training course will explore the different possibilities of sport as a tool for education & inclusion.🏸
LéargasFriday, January 17th, 2020 at 10:15pm
Did you know you can organise international volunteering projects for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds? Come and discover what the European Solidarity Corps can do for you and the young people you work with.
LéargasFriday, January 17th, 2020 at 1:07am
Teachers, celebrate language diversity in Europe and win prizes for your school with #EDLComp19! Register a language-themed project on by 31 January to enter. Full details here:
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