The Community for Schools in Europe

eTwinning is a free online platform linking a community of more than 470,000 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.


  • 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.



This is what we’ve been up to today! Great team of #eTwinning ambassadors! twitter.com/languagesdude/…

@tavneenans Great idea! This could be a very good topic for an eTwinning project with another school in Europe. :)

The eTwinning Group Creative Classroom @eTwCreativeClas started planning its activities for the Cultural Heritage Year! Stay tuned! @EuropeanYouthEU Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

@French_OLSS Brilliant! Can’t wait to see more of your activities in this project!

Great idea for a project! Enjoy! twitter.com/french_olss/st…

The European Year of Cultural Heritage begins now! schooleducationgateway.eu/en/pub/latest/… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

#eTwinning Ireland is at the Ashling Hotel today promoting the programme to the participants in the @Leargas Project Management Day!

While 90% of future jobs require digital literacy, 44% of Europeans lack basic digital skills. Against this backdrop, we propose recommendations: 📌 On key competences for #LifelongLearning 📌 On inclusive education 📌 A Digital Education Action Plan → europa.eu/!VD39dd Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

A new Digital Education Action Plan has just been launched: it will help people & schools in Europe to better adapt to life & work in the #digital age. Read the Press Release: bit.ly/2DlUuDH #EUDigitalEducation #DigitalSkills Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Over 2600 schools have passed the Stage 1 for #eTwinning School label! Should your school be one of them? Have a look at the criteria and how you can appeal until the 19 January here: goo.gl/zw3rFr #eTwSchool Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

We've received an e-mail from a school in Paris looking for an Irish school for an #eTwinning project and an exchange. Their students are 8-13 y.o. If you are interested, please e-mail etwinning@leargas.ie. Please feel free to share this post.

Want to know more about linking school projects and classroom activities to the European Year of #CulturalHeritage? Check out the latest from #EdGateway! #EuropeForCulture schooleducationgateway.eu/en/pub/latest/… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Are you interested in #eSafey and #DigitalSkills? Then join our Learning Event, starting next week! Sign up here until 23 January: goo.gl/UFXUZN Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Is your school eligible for #eTwinning School label, but you have not received an email to apply yet? You can now appeal until 19 January! Read more: goo.gl/zw3rFr #eTwSchool Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Snapshot of what I’ve been working on . Geo located augmented reality . It might be only a house but it’s not really there . I’ve created it . Plan is to use #eTwinning to record content then use program it to produce AR for classroom . Languages and stem together ! #EdChatIE Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

The Citizenship publication is a collection of useful resources & teaching materials, with creative approaches to teaching and promoting active #citizenship & raising intercultural awareness. publications.europa.eu/en/publication… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

We've just added a new seminar for French-speaking teachers in post-primary schools! All beginner eTwinners are invited to apply! Further details and application form on our website. bit.ly/TIETwinn

Don't miss the latest Online Seminar about building a multidimensional #LearningEnvironment tomorrow at 6pm CET at #eTwinning Live! Find all the details here: goo.gl/HvqLc4 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

There’s no better recommendation for an #eTwinning course than that of an eTwinning ambassador who’s attended a similar one! twitter.com/gnugent82/stat…

Collaborative Teaching and Learning with ICT Tools Course in Brussels, 29-30 January 2018! Apply by 12th Jan on leargas.ie/programmes/etw…

Have you had a look at the #eTwSchool yet? A new label has been announced to recognize the #eTwinning work done at school levels. Find out more and apply! goo.gl/XvYGkU Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Lovely! twitter.com/French_OLSS/st…

What do the teachers think of #eTwinning? Over 90% of teachers reported that the top skills most impacted by eTwinning are their ability to teach cross-curricular skills and project-based teaching skills. Read more from the executive summary: goo.gl/apducC Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Are you a teacher of French? Would you like to know more about #eTwinning? Check this link: bit.ly/2A6ESxX

Great citizens are world-wise. Hurray to the #eTwinners of Europe! But what about other forms of citizenship education? And how to explicitly integrate it in your project? How are students evaluated? This Eurydice report tells it all: goo.gl/RnNcTy #EdGateway Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage! Cultural Heritage is more than monuments: it’s about our shared stories and experiences, our food, our books, our traditions. #EuropeForCulture Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Happy New Year, eTwinners! The #eTwinning team wishes you all the best for 2018! Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Twitter Media

Are you interested in designing and improving online training? Then join the webinar by #colab_eu on 18 January at 4 pm CET. We will cover the key aspects of creating and running a course, and licensing issues of educational materials. More details: goo.gl/XePT9S Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Nollaig Shona - Happy Christmas - Hyvää Joulua to our penpals in Finland! @Leargas @Leargas_etwinn @jcsplibraries @Mirapolia Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Thanks to all our #etwinning friends from around Europe for their beautiful cards & baubles @Leargas_etwinn Happy Christmas everyone! Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

12 years of #eTwinning! Are you curious what the teachers think of eTwinning? Read the executive summary of the new report about the impacts on schools, teachers and students all over Europe and beyond: goo.gl/apducC Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Have you heard about the #eTwSchool Label yet? A new label has been announced to recognize the work done at school levels. Find out more here: goo.gl/Vods3f Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

#teachers are you interested in including Mathematics and Coding in your teaching methods? Sign up now for the course for the FREE course taking place on 19 January in our #fcl_eu in Brussels! bit.ly/2AYkyAk #DISCODE_eu Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Brilliant! twitter.com/trinitycomplib…

Over 150 #eTwinning ambassadors came together in November for a successful professional development workshop! Check out the highlights: goo.gl/7ddojb #etwiam Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Check out the resources on the #EdGateway website! twitter.com/etwinningeurop…

#eTwSchool is coming! twitter.com/etwinningeurop…

Exciting! twitter.com/stmichaels_ns/…

Early years teachers: get inspired to take technology outside on the #EdGateway: goo.gl/XUQRbf #EYFS Image: @Shutterstock Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Erasmus+ KA1 Planning day "Improving Wellbeing through Sport and Exercise" #MobilityNorway Work on a Sunday It does not feel like work when you see this @sportdaviscol @Davismallow @Leargas @Leargas_etwinn @ProjectMaths_ie Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Did you know that 90% of #eTwinning teachers said that eTwinning has had a positive impact on their #skills? Read more what teachers have said from the new eTwinning report: goo.gl/apducC Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Are you interested in joining #eTwinning? In 12 years we have become a vibrant community of over 500,000 teachers across Europe and beyond! Watch video for more information about eTwinning: goo.gl/dTpq31 Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland

Exciting stuff going on in Ireland 🇮🇪! Take a look at @Webwise_Ireland's #SID2018 preparations & don't forget to register your support  here: bit.ly/supportSID2018 twitter.com/Webwise_Irelan… Retweeted by eTwinning Ireland


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LéargasSaturday, January 20th, 2018 at 8:05am
Training Seminar on Impact and Dissemination for Strategic Partnerships (Schools, VET Adult Ed) 21 - 23 March, France. This seminar will be of interest to those involved in ongoing Strategic Partnership projects in the Schools, VET, Adult Education or Higher Education sectors. Participants will gain a better understanding of the topic, methods for improving the impact and dissemination of their projects and opportunities for networking and sharing of practice between participants. The application deadline is 07 Feb 2018. For more information and to apply click
LéargasFriday, January 19th, 2018 at 10:00am
Let's Get It On! Seminar 16 - 20 April, Dublin. This is a contact making seminar for Youth Exchanges focusing on inclusion work. Music will be a key methodology used during the seminar. Building partnerships for future projects together is the main aim of the seminar. The deadline is 16 Feb 2018, too apply and for more information click here http://bit.ly/2lRzIkH
LéargasThursday, January 18th, 2018 at 4:16am
FYI #erasmusplus KA205 applicants! There's a technical problem with entering PIC numbers in the KA205 eForm at the moment. IT staff are aware of the issue and are working on fixing the bug. Watch this space...
LéargasWednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 8:10pm
MINDSET OF YOUTH WORKERS in supporting learning through youth mobilities. 13 - 19 May, De Glind the Netherlands. This five-day training course provides a learning environment for youth workers to reflect on their mindset with a specific focus on being a learner and supporting young people in youth work. The deadline for applications is 30 March 2018. For more information and to apply click here http://ow.ly/IGuH30hNQ5d
Léargas shared Cavan Institute's post.Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 5:19am
Cavan Institute students are heading off this weekend on their #erasmusplus placements/ All the best to all!