About

About

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.

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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.

Benefits

  • 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.

Funding

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.

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Léargas

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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LéargasMonday, November 20th, 2017 at 6:30am
Many thanks to everyone who took part in our #VETskillsPhoto2017 Photo Competition! For our first day of #EUVocationalSkills Week we are delighted to feature the Beauty Therapy students of Longford College of Further Education.

" I decided to do the nail course that the college offered as I know Gel Nails are so popular, and I wanted to learn how to do them. One day I plan to open my own salon and know that the more courses I do and the more skills I learn the more I can offer my clients" - Lucia

Follow #EUVocationalSkills #DiscoveryYourTalent all week at: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?langId=en&catId=1261
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LéargasMonday, November 20th, 2017 at 12:46am
It's European Vocational Skills Week! This year's theme is 'Discover Your Talent.' Check out Inchicore College of Further Education blog post about their Erasmus+ placement and to learn more about VET Skills Week follow this link. http://bit.ly/2jGEqUC 😀🇪🇺️
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Léargas shared AONTAS's post.Friday, November 17th, 2017 at 12:01am
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Léargas shared IAESTE LC Dublin's post.Wednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 9:42pm
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LéargasWednesday, November 15th, 2017 at 8:00pm
If you work in the school sector and are not entirely familiar with Erasmus+, Discovery Days are an excellent opportunity for generating project ideas and to learn about funding opportunities involving school staff and pupils. Join us on Weds 29 November from 7pm – 9pm Drumcondra Education Centre,
For more info and to apply email pdukic@leargas.ie