eTwinning promotes school collaboration in Europe through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) by providing support, tools and services for schools. eTwinning also offers opportunities for free and continuing online Professional Development for educators.
Launched in 2005 as the main action of the European Commission’s eLearning Programme, eTwinning has been firmly integrated in Erasmus+, the European programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport, since 2014. Its Central Support Service is operated by European Schoolnet, an international partnership of 31 European Ministries of Education developing learning for schools, teachers and pupils across Europe. eTwinning is further supported at national level by 38 National Support Services.
eTwinning is the community for teachers and schools in Europe. It offers a free and safe platform, where teachers can:
- run collaborative projects with their colleagues and respective classes
- engage in professional development activities, both online and on site
- network with peers and share pedagogical practices
Teachers can also receive formal recognition for their work, in particular through National and European Quality Labels and Prizes.
eTwinning is an integral part of Erasmus+ benefiting from a budget of €13 million per year.
The eTwinning budget does not finance specific projects, but the European and national support services needed to set up and operate the projects and other activities.
On the map at the link below, click on the country and zoom. You will also get a lot of relevant information.
Participating in eTwinning is completely free.
Go to the public portal