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IMPORTANT NEWS (updated 18 December, 16:00 BST)

Negotiations on the future relationship between the UK and the EU are ongoing, and the UK’s future participation in Erasmus+  remains subject to those negotiations.

With regards to participation in eTwinning  (the EU’s community platform for schools in Europe), we encourage you to take action now to prepare for all scenarios, including where UK participants will no longer be eligible to participate in the platform. For more details, please go to britishcouncil.org/etwinning/.

It takes only a few minutes to register and start searching for partner schools in over 40 countries!

If you are teaching students aged 3-19 within any of the below UK education institutions, you are eligible to join.

  • Nursery school
  • Primary school / Secondary / post-primary school
  • Sixth-form and Further Education Colleges
  • SEN Schools
  • Hospital Schools

How to register

To join eTwinning, you will need to register on the central Europe-wide portal www.etwinning.net after which you will be sent a confirmation email to validate your email address (please be aware that on ocassion this may be sent to your junk mail folder). Once you have confirmed your pre-registration, you will be able to continue and complete the second part of the registration process.

 

Step 1: Find a partner

You’ll gain immediate access to a secure online portal and thousands of potential eTwinning partners where you can search by country, age range, subject area and interest. Search and link with a partner using the tools provided to discuss your project idea.

Find out all you need to know to get started on your eTwinning journey in our Step 1 Webinar: Finding a Partner.

Step 2: Register your project

Register your project to gain access to a secure online place called the Twinspace, where you can then invite your students to join and collaborate with their European peers. You’ll find a complete package of free online resources available to help you work together. Using the Twinspace -a privately shared workspace - you'll be able to upload and share resources in project folders, use a calendar, a live chat forum, bulletin boards, and the facility to build your own project pages.

Find out what makes a successful project plan and how to use eTwinning project kits for inspiration in our Step 2 Webinar: Registering a Project.

Once you have registered your project, why not take it to the next level? Erasmus+ provides funding for partnership projects with schools abroad. It also supports pupil exchanges, and funds staff to teach or train abroad. Find out more about Erasmus+ Schools funding.

 

If you need any help, have look at the workshops and support available below or contact the UK eTwinning team.

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