Deadline: 7 March 2014
“eTwinning of schools in Europe and promotion of teachers' training” (eTwinning) was officially launched in January 2005 in the framework of the eLearning programme 2004-2006. The objective of eTwinning was to strengthen and develop school networking via a European-wide scheme which would make it possible for all European schools to build pedagogical partnerships with a school elsewhere in Europe.
eTwinning Plus was launched in 2013 in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy. It offers to teachers from pre-selected schools from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Tunisia and Ukraine the possibility to establish collaboration links with schools in Europe through a partial participation in eTwinning.
In its proposal for Erasmus+, the new programme for education, youth, culture and sport for the period 2014-2020, the European Commission continues the activities of eTwinning and eTwinning Plus.
The eTwinning action grant will only be awarded to the organisation for which the designation letter to act as eTwinning Partner Support Agency for the year 2014 or for the entire period of the Erasmus+ programme, has been addressed to the Directorate-General Education and Culture of the European Commission by the competent national authorities.
The European Commission published the award announcement(186 kB)