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.

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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.

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



  • 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.



#WhatIMiss Cómhra agus craic san oifig. Ag bualadh le muinteoirí agus ag éisteacht le scéalta faoi thionscadail idirnáisiúnta. Ag obair i lár na cathrach. twitter.com/OCO_ireland/st…

#WhatIMiss An spraoi ar an mbus gach maidin. Ag caint ag na taisceadáin. Traenáil tar éis na scoile. Cleachtadh ceoil. Cén tionchar a d'imir an t-ordú dianghlasála & an coróinvíreas ar d'Oideachas? Inis bhur scéalta. #COVID19 #leanaí #coróinvíreas oco.ie/news/whatimiss/ Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Would you like to discuss & design solutions to #ICT or #STEM education challenges during the unique STEM Alliance - #DellPolicyHack™ on Education Challenges? @stemalliance_eu & @DellTech are waiting for your ideas! 🙌 #SDC20 Join the competition: stemalliance.eu/dell-policyhack Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

On #WorldHealthDay we thank all the amazing health workers saving lives and keeping us safe during #COVID19. We also send our best wishes to everyone involved in our programmes and projects. We hope you are all in good health. Stay safe and well. #StaySafeStayHome Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Celebrate #SpringIntoStorytime with Dublin City Libraries! In April we choose one story per day from our Tumble Book Library collection. dcpla.ie/2V5KXY3 #LoveIrishWriting #TakeaCloserLook @librariesIre Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

The ATLAS Experiment @CERN's Colouring Book is now available in 13 languages! Make sure to check out our newest languages: Spanish 🇪🇸 and Italian 🇮🇹 ➡️👩‍🎨 Free to download and print at home! Just visit: atlas.cern/colouring-book Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Missing our lovely colleagues!! Don't forget that the School Education #ErasmusPlus deadline is 23 April 📅 twitter.com/Leargas/status…

#eTwinning Schools are expected to be leaders in the eTwinning world! 🌐 🏫 Their role is to inspire and guide other schools to reach the same level. 📜 A series of articles will be published, read the first one here and get inspired: etwinning.net/en/pub/newsroo… #eTwSchools Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

🎓 #GúrúGramadaí: Fís agus Foghlaim - Físeán 1 - Téarmaíocht. Cuireann #TG4Foghlaim 'Fís & Foghlaim' le @gaelchultur i láthair. 'Téarmaíocht' atá i gceist an tseachtain seo: bit.ly/2R2NQHS #edshareie #Gaeilge #edchatie #oidgael @Coggoid @aisteagaisccogg Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@hananhousny @ColetteCotton @JoTwinning @eTwinningEurope @eTwinningUK @mannou77 @cookie866 @FatimaDuerden @Leargas_etwinn For us in Ireland in my primary we are sending home work to children in various formats..online&textbook& differentiating work depending on what each child needs.Some online games to reinforce learning that occurred already&no new learning. Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

The @pdst_leadership primary team has created a suite of supports/resources for school leaders at this time. @PDSTie @cslireland @Education_Ire @IPPN_Education pdst.ie/leadership Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Excellent representation & description of the changed role of school leaders from @eTwinningEurope online conference 'eTwinning Schools'. @Leargas @Leargas_etwinn @cslireland @NAPD_IE @IPPN_Education @KerryETB @KillorglinCC Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

New to formative assessment? Join School Education Gateway’s education experts for this webinar on Tuesday 7 April, 17:00 CEST. It’ll give you an overview of what formative assessment is and how it can be used in student evaluation. Tune in 👉 schooleducationgateway.eu/en/pub/teacher… #EdGateway Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Hi all, please find my labour of love - an entire primary science curriculum by topic, including: prior, future knowledge, vocab, text drivers, key scientists, sticky knowledge & key enquiry questions, split into the 5 types of enquiry. drive.google.com/open?id=1PbXXe… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

eTwinning Support for Irish teachers called 'In This Together'. These are spaces for teachers to share ideas & resources that support distance learning. Drop @Leargas_etwinn a DM to join! Primary: twinspace.etwinning.net/112921/home Post Primary: twinspace.etwinning.net/112912/home twitter.com/Leargas_etwinn… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Take a sneak peak at the homepages of our 'In This Together' projects🔍 These are spaces for teachers to share ideas & resources that support distance learning. Drop us a DM to join! primary: twinspace.etwinning.net/112921/home secondary: twinspace.etwinning.net/112912/home @Leargas #edshareie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Brain Breaks - could be handy for kids at the moment! seomraranga.com/2020/03/brain-… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

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So great to see this free wellbeing journal being made available to all (nothing stopping grown ups taking part in the lessons! We've also shared links to it in our 'In This Together' projects on eTwinning 🌿✌️ @FionaWellBeing #edsahreie twitter.com/FionaWellBeing…

Well-engaged parents reflect on their children’s education. A new handbook will provide schools with case studies and practical tools to support parents and maximise this impact. ➡️ schooleducationgateway.eu/en/pub/teacher… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Fantastic resources and ideas being shared #InThisTogether twitter.com/Leargas_etwinn… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

The recording of today's #Learning4All webinar can now be viewed on our website. Don't forget to register for our next webinar also. teachingcouncil.ie/en/About-Us1/L… @PDSTie @PDST_TechinEd @Ml_McN @mariettk @ConatyDanielle Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

**NEWS** Professor Emer Ring, Dean of Education at #MIC and MIC graduate, Ray Cuddihy (aka Múinteoir Ray) spoke to us about their involvement in @rte's 'Home School Hub' & why it's important to keep children learning during the #COVID19 crisis. Read more: mic.ul.ie/news/2020/mic-… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

❇️A virtual learning schedule is not the same as a traditional school schedule. - Some important points to consider- #edshareie #Wellbeing ‘A Virtual Learning Schedule Should Be Shorter Than a Regular School Day’ weareteachers.com/virtual-learni… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

The first webinar in the series 'Learning for All' is now available to watch back on teachingcouncil.ie/en/About-Us1/L… @PDST_TechinEd @PDSTie @TeachingCouncil #learning4all #edchatie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@Leargas_etwinn @Leargas Amazing resource to have all the ideas I’m seeing together in one place bravo 👏 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

“We’re all in this together”. Teachers helping and supporting teachers. Check out some of these ideas and musings. twitter.com/leargas_etwinn… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Take a sneak peak at the homepages of our 'In This Together' projects🔍 These are spaces for teachers to share ideas & resources that support distance learning. Drop us a DM to join! primary: twinspace.etwinning.net/112921/home secondary: twinspace.etwinning.net/112912/home @Leargas #edshareie

Luisa Lenta, a primary teacher with 25 years of experience, talks about how #eTwinning is keeping her pupils and their families busy and motivated in the town of Codogno. etwinning.net/en/pub/newsroo… @eTwinning_Ita @eTwinningEurope #edshareie areie

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Very much looking forward to contributing to this @TeachingCouncil & @PDSTie webinar tomorrow to discuss teaching and learning in this challenging time. twitter.com/teachingcounci… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

The best defense against false information is to think critically about what you are reading, hearing, or seeing. Module 2 of the #Connected resource looks at News, Information, and Problems of #FalseInformation. webwise.ie/connected #Edshareie #Edchatie #OnlineSafety Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Tusla staff around the country are continuing to provide essential frontline services that cannot be delivered remotely. Anyone with a concern about a child’s safety or welfare should contact their local duty social work office. @tusla @DCYAPress #COVID19ireland Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Today is Vincent Van Gogh's birthday! Looking for lessons? The Van Gogh Museum has some great activities that can be done at home: vangoghmuseum.nl/en/van-gogh-at… #edshareie

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HSE has compiled a comprehensive list of apps/companies that are now providing their services free of charge ranging from education, work-flow tools, entertainment & more. Something to suit everyone!👍💻 covid19.shanehastings.eu/giveback/?fbcl… #edshareie @PDSTie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Have you heard⁉️ @scientix_eu, the community for science education in Europe 🇪🇺 is a Friend of #eTwinning! Are you ready to find out what these two initiatives have in common? 🔎Read the new article 👇 etwinning.net/en/pub/newsroo… "

Had to jump ship early but I really liked Montserrat from Spain's presentation, not at the #gamification stage yet but def picked up some ideas about creating more experiential learning and universal learning design, merci @fcl_euschoolnet and @Leargas_etwinn #edchatie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

➡️ The "Teaching Internet Safety in the #SPHE Classroom" online course from @PDST_TechinEd is open. ➡️ Increase your confidence, and skills, to raise awareness of online safety through the SPHE curriculum. @PDST_Hwellbeing #ICTonlinecourses #Edchatie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Our 'In This Together' projects have new resources from: 💡 Children and Young People’s Services Committees (CYPSC) 💡Aistear 💡NCSE 💡Treehouse Find out how to join on eTwinning Live or drop us a line 📩 @tusla @NCCAie @ncseirl @treehouse_ie

@KillorglinCC one of five schools in Ireland who received the prestigious title of eTwinningSchool @eTwinningEurope @Leargas_etwinn . Leading the way in the domain of digital cloud learning and eTwinning. @Education_Ire well done!👏 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

IPPN CEO’s message to parents of primary school children - ‘Schools will continue to support children with their learning but they do not wish to cause any further anxiety for parents.’ Please share the link with the parents in your school. youtu.be/ZgIAKPko1yw Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Indoor fun for all! twitter.com/dlrArts/status…

With many school education systems suddenly shifting to online lessons, #EdGateway has gathered resources and suggestions to help and inspire teachers for online teaching and learning bit.ly/2xkTdLR #distancelearning #onlinelearning Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

This project is full of practical tips and supports. Have a look and feel free to share! twitter.com/Leargas_etwinn… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Numbers are growing by the day in our 'In this Together' projects for primary & secondary teachers and our ambassadors @fitzsiobhan1 and @glendamckeown have been busy posting ideas for primary teachers. To join, DM us or log on to your eTwinning Live page👩‍💻#edshareie twitter.com/Leargas_etwinn…

Very cool challenge😎! We've shared this in our 'In This Together' projects on eTwinning.net #edsharie twitter.com/mathsweek/stat…

Great online CPD and support, def worth watching thanks @fcl_euschoolnet and @Leargas_etwinn twitter.com/Leargas_etwinn… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

This Friday at 1pm: an open access webinar on teaching in the time of COVID-19 📆 #edsharie twitter.com/fcl_euschoolne…

Save the date! An extra edition of the FCLtalks is coming. This time our speakers will discuss how to reach out to absent students, during this particular moment. 📆 Friday 27 March, 2 pm, CET ➡️Open access for audience: eun2.adobeconnect.com/fcl-ite Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@kheustudies @Kings_Hospital @BSNLanguages Great to hear that, @kheustudies, and fair play to you and all the students working hard this morning! Looking forward to seeing the finished product 😃

We hope you are staying safe and are here to support you during #COVID2019. Follow Caoimhe and John at @Leargas_etwinn and find out how you can partner with schools online. We've wonderful @eTwinningEurope ambassadors across the country to support you! #COVID19EUSolidarity Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

#ICT and #STEM #teachers while you stay at home you can take the chance to participate at the #TIWIProject competition! If you use ICT with #inquiry and #GoLab as a teaching methodology, join the competition and win your TIWI implementation story scientix.eu/events/campaig… #SDC20 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, April 7th, 2020 at 4:01am
We are taking our #ErasmusPlus Youth Application Workshop online with our live webinar on 08 April from 10.00am-12.00pm. If you're applying for KA105 (youth exchanges, youth worker mobility) or KA347 (support for policy reform), Register at: https://bit.ly/YouthWebinar08April
LéargasMonday, April 6th, 2020 at 9:59pm
Thinking of all our Greeks friends we meet through our #ErasmusPlus Youth Exchange last Summer with the Active Youths of Florina! #Messagesofsupport #Wereinthistogther #Solidarity #Globalfriendship #stayingconnected #fridayfeels #digitalyouthwork #youthworktipperary #youthworkworks Ενεργοί Νέοι ΟΕΝΕΦ - Active Youths OENEF Léargas
LéargasMonday, April 6th, 2020 at 9:00pm
Although you can't travel physically on exchanges or trainings right now there are still options for you to connect with partners through #VirtualExchange. Follow our TCA officer Carmel for updates on online options during #COVID_19 restrictions: https://twitter.com/CarmelLeargas
LéargasMonday, April 6th, 2020 at 2:01am
Our Schools team are available if you have queries about the #ErasmusPlus School Education deadline on 23 April. If you want to learn more about Erasmus+ KA229 School Exchange Partnerships read Tomás' blog here: https://www.leargas.ie/blog/ka229-application-tips/
LéargasSunday, April 5th, 2020 at 11:27pm
If you'd like to learn more about #EUSolidarityCorps you might benefit from this SALTO MOOC. There's new content being delivered at 18:00 CET tonight and all the course can be accessed online. Sign up here: https://hop.salto-youth.net/courses/ESC