European Innovative Teaching Award launched

Publication date: 16/09/2021

Today, European Commissioner, Mariya Gabriel, and Slovenian Minister, Dr. Simona Kustec, launched the European Innovative Teaching Award.

European Innovative Teaching Award

About the Award

The European Innovative Teaching Award showcases outstanding teaching practices within projects funded by the 2014-2020 Erasmus+ programme.

At the launch event, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, Mariya Gabriel, announced the awards per Erasmus+ programme country in the following four categories

  • early childhood education and care
  • primary education
  • secondary education
  • vocational education and training schools

The winning projects of this year’s edition of the Award developed new and innovative ways of combining distance, onsite and digital learning.

Their achievements and innovation contribute to effective and inclusive education. These projects can inspire the development of new teaching practices as part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

They helped teachers to develop new competences, engaged them in whole-school approaches and maximised the benefits of collaboration between teachers and their schools with European partners.

European Innovative Teaching Award 2021

Miss the launch event?

The discussion between European Commissioner, Mariya Gabriel, and Slovenian Minister of Education, Science and Sport, Dr. Simona Kustec, highlighted the

  • importance of supporting teachers
  • potential of blended learning 
  • benefits of the Erasmus+ programme

In case you missed it, catch up by watching the event recording!

Discover the 2021 laureates!

Laureats / European Innovative Teaching Awards 2021 / European Commission

Follow the initiative

In addition to national celebrations with awarded teachers and schools and their outstanding projects, a European Award Ceremony will be held on 20 October to recognise the work of all 2021 laureates. Stay tuned for more information!

You can also stay up-to-date with the latest on the Award on social media using #EITA2021.

Related content

European Innovative Teaching Award

European Education Area 

Erasmus+ programme

Erasmus+ project results platform
 


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