As part of the Erasmus+ programme, eTwinning can be your first step towards Erasmus+ funded projects.
- 'Mobility Key Action 1' (KA1) professional development of teachers, school leaders and other school education staff.
- 'Strategic partnerships Key Action 2' (KA2) collaborative projects aimed at improving all aspects of education.
The European Commission expects to announce Erasmus+ 2018 application deadlines by the end of October. The UK is taking part in Erasmus+ as normal in 2018 (please see our Brexit webpage if you or your partners need any reassurance).
In 2018, the new School Exchange Partnerships (part of Key Action 2) will be supported by a 40% increase in funding and a simpler application process so that lots more schools can get involved and benefit from Erasmus+. School Exchange Partnerships aim to support short-term exchanges of pupils for a minimum of three days at a time, as well as longer term pupil exchanges of up to a year. You can also still arrange staff training and teaching assignments as before. These new partnership opportunities are also an ideal way to enable you to visit your eTwinning partners. More information will be provided at the 2018 information sessions, which start on 19 October in Birmingham and finish on 30 November in London - schools can register here - and through the application support process from the UK NA, so UK schools should gear up for a bumper Erasmus+ year!
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Teachers who register to eTwinning between before 7 December 2017 will receive an eTwinning travelling teddy bear OR a virtual reality headset, free wall map, passport and homework challenge resources in the post help kick-start a simple international project. Find out more.