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).

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.


  • 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.


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.



There is still time to participate in the #eTwinning monitoring survey 2018! The deadline has been extended to 30 December, and you will have 2 more weeks to answer questions about eTwinning usability and your classroom practices. Read more: etwinning.net/en/pub/highlig… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Season's Greetings/Beannachtaí na Féile from all at Léargas. Our offices will close on 24 December and we'll be back on 02 January 2019. Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Very excited about our new @Leargas_etwinn project "Too young to vote, old enough to make a change". Looking forward to sharing views on democracy and global issues with our project partners in Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, UK and Turkey #EPASIreland #thistimeimvoting Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

My week on Twitter 🎉: 13 Mentions, 2.77K Mention Reach, 61 Likes, 23 Retweets, 51.9K Retweet Reach. See yours with sumall.com/performancetwe…

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Should your school be an eTwinning School, but you have not received the invitation to apply for the label yet? You have until tomorrow Friday 14 December to appeal! Read more about the Label here: etwinning.net/en/pub/highlig… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Want to know what the new Twinspace is all about? Ceck out this video from @eTwinningEurope! youtube.com/watch?time_con… #eTwinningIRL

Our #eTwinning ambassador @annie_asgard will be delivering a free workshop on #eTwinning and #ErasmusPlus in Galway Education Centre on 22/01/2019. Details and registration link on bit.ly/2Bi3OW7. Please share this with your colleagues! #eTwinningIRL #edchatie @Leargas

We are going to the 2019 @cesitweets conference, join us to find more about all the fantastic opportunities in #eTwinning! #eTwinningIRL twitter.com/cesitweets/sta…

Do you want to hear more from the #eTwinning Plus countries? Then have a look at the new video and read the article where eTwinners from the eTwinning Plus countries share their experiences: etwinning.net/en/pub/highlig… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

We are looking for responsible and hardworking partners for Twin-Cultural Forum etwinning project 2018-2019 #twinpartner #twinmooc Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Experts in #education from more than 35 countries meet in Lisbon this week at our annual conference #EMINENT2018 to discuss challenges facing the teaching profession & new forms of #professionaldevelopment! Watch live on 13 & 14 December @ 09:30 CET! eun.org/eminent Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

How many of you love the new look of the #eTwinning Twinspace, groups and learning labs? We think it’s fantastic! #eTwinningIRL @eTwinningEurope @Leargas twitter.com/eTwinningEurop…

If you are a teacher based in Ireland and haven’t contributed to this #eTwinning survey, please do that and retweet before the end of this week! Thank you! We value your feedback and contributions! #eTwinningIRL twitter.com/leargas/status…

@_conorgalvin @TeachingCouncil @Leargas I only saw the emoji in your message after I replied to you. 🤭

Stakeholders discussing #Cosán framework for #teachers’ learning - exploring teachers’ sense of agency, leadership of learning and reflection. How can we collaborate more effectively and support teachers in their learning? #edchatie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@Leargas_etwinn Thank you for attending and participating - let’s keep talking about #learning! #Cosán Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

"We are working collaboratively with a great no. of agencies in the ed. system, & particularly #JCT who are doing a lot of heavy lifting in the system around issues such as #teacherreflection", @toruairc of @TeachingCouncil closing obs at the #Cosán stakeholder event #jcreform Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Commitment to professional learning already exists in the teaching profession. Cosán intends to build on the professional learning teachers are already doing, Noelle Moran #cosán #Droichead @niptireland @TeachingCouncil @DublinWestEC @PDSTie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

We need a clear, robust framework and this is what Cosan is going to be, said Tomas O Ruairc, director of the Teaching Council. #eTwinning @Leargas @TeachingCouncil

Rich conversations on professional learning and great panel discussion today at the Cosan Stakeholder event. Thank you very much @TeachingCouncil! #eTwinningIRL

Conversation on Cosan not to be rushed to ensure quality, emphasizes Tomas O Ruairc, director of the @TeachingCouncil at the Cosan Stakeholder Event today. #eTwinningIRL

Today we are attending the @TeachingCouncil Cosan Stakeholder event to see how #eTwining can fit in with the National Framework for Teachers Learning #eTwinningIRL #ancosan @Leargas

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"Have your say on your education!" helps students learn civics and democratic values and also informs them about their chances to experience democracy and learn how to become active citizens. Click now to learn more about the new #eTwinning project kit! bit.ly/2zB6HRZ Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@Leargas_etwinn @etwinningitaly#delighted to learn more #Italian Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Already plotting my entry! twitter.com/Leargas_etwinn… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Today one of our students gave us an interesting lesson about Dutch Christmas traditions. This lucky lady had a shoe full of sweets.......🇳🇱🎉🎅@emireland @Leargas_etwinn Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

If you're a language teacher based in Ireland, this competition is for you! #eTwinningIRL #eTwinning # EDLComp18 youtu.be/55KR3kQB-ik

Are you a language teacher? Would you like to win three Chromebooks for your classroom? Then the #EDLComp18 is for you! Set up an #eTwinning language-related project until 21 December and yours could be a winning project! More details on how to enter: bit.ly/2Q13a8L Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Spread the joy!!! Share smiles! twitter.com/eTwCreativeCla… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Christmas-themed books for teens. A lot of these are available on the JCSP Digital Library. @jcsplibraries @LeadingLearnin2 #christmasbooks Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

What are some Irish students learning French, French students learning Spanish and Spanish students learning English doing in an #eTwinning project? Learning about geography and travelling in "My region route planner" @eTwinning_es @Leargas_etwinn @eTwinningFrance @eTwinnico Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Save the date! The second edition of the #EuropeanaMOOC will start on 14 January. Read more about how you can bring cultural heritage closer to your students and sign up here: bit.ly/Europeana_MOOC… @Europeanaeu Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Interpersonal and social skills are as important as the knowledge we gain through school education. The new project kit of #eTwinning “Living in Harmony!” aims to help students explore such values and how to apply them in their everyday lives. bit.ly/2DODMNd Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Here is a showcase of the lovely Christmas cards we have received so far in our @Leargas_etwinn #eTwinning project. These cards are from 9 different countries. See can you find them on our map of Europe! Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

#DiscoverEU is about much more than travelling – it’s about learning for life. We want to develop this initiative further after 2020: with EUR 700 million we would enable 1.5 million people to have this great experience #EuandMe #FutureofEurope bit.ly/2FIVFiO Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

#Savethedate! #YesICanMOOC kicks off on 21 January! Teachers you will learn about two concrete teaching approaches that can empower students in their own learning: Personalised and collaborative learning bit.ly/YesICanMOOC Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Teachers, have your say on #eTwinning by contributing to the online survey at etwinning.net/en/pub/highlig… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Spanish Pen pals! Senior Cycle students were delighted to receive their first pen pal letters from our partner school in Spain @IES José Vilaplana de Vinaròs. ¡Gracias chicos! #Leargas #erasmus+ @Leargas @EUErasmusPlus Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Are you interested in classic or modern #literature? Do you think multicultural quality of literature can help us cross boundaries and share common values and ideas? Click now to access the latest #eTwinning project kit: bit.ly/2zukAB9 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

#eTwinning is happy to announce five new Project Kits! Have a look at the new kits and get inspired to create successful projects! Discover the kits: etwinning.net/en/pub/highlig… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Did you participate in the #eTwinning Monitoring Survey yet? You have until 14 December to voice your opinions and experiences on eTwinning and classroom practices! You can complete the survey in 28 different languages: etwinning.net/en/pub/highlig… 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.
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📢 This application workshop is for Schools preparing Erasmus+ applications for the 05 February 2019 deadline. Come along and get your application ready. 👨‍🏫👩‍🏫http://bit.ly/2PG0mP9
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📢 Working with young people? The aim of the BitTriMulti course is to offer an international learning experience for youth work practitioners.
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