December 2015

The eTwinning Prizes 2016 competition opens for submissions

Applications now open for the eTwinning prizes! Were you involved in any eTwinning project last school year? Participate in the European eTwinning Prize Competition! You can submit your entry by clicking the link that will be available in eTwinning Live. The deadline for submissions is 12 December 2015.

To enter the competition, projects should have been awarded the European Quality Label in any year of the project’s lifespan and they must have been active in the 2014-2015 school year. For further information, please check out the eTwinning Portal. Happy holidays!

eTwinning’s report, “eTwinning 10 years on: Impact on teachers’ practice, skills, and professional development opportunities”

eTwinning, the community for schools in Europe that has taught nearly two million pupils how to work together, launched its anniversary report entitled, ‘eTwinning 10 years on: Impact on teachers’ practice, skills, and professional development opportunities’, in Brussels on 22 October 2015. Find the report in English online now. The report will be available in other languages by the end of the year.

What’s going on in schools?

Project of the Month
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Christmas cards exchange for students

We will exchange Christmas cards made by students from 11 to 14. We will write about our customs and wishes and we will display them in our English Corner.

Quality Label of the Month
What is the Quality Label?


Youth ECHOES stands for Europe, Careers, Hopes and fears, Opportunity, Enthusiasm to build Solidarity. We look into the present-day youth, their values, ideals, hopes and fears both as individuals and as a generation; particular interest is put on special needs students. We want to understand how they see themselves, their commitment and responsibility as both national and European citizens. By contrasting their self-perception with the ones of their peers, youths become more aware of what they have in common and thereby unites them. This is indispensable for building a common ground from which to move on and build a Europe of enthusiastic and politically committed citizens.

From the eTwinning Portal


eTwinning 2015 conference: 10 years of active citizenship through eTwinning!

Over 500 of the most innovative teachers and Education experts from across Europe met in Brussels, from 22 to 24 October, for the 2015 annual eTwinning Conference focusing on the theme of “Active Citizenship.” Read more on the wrap up session of the conference where we see how Twinning has influenced the lives of former pupils who took part in an eTwinning project.


Schools awarded the European Quality Label, October 2015

Included is a list of the 1634 schools awarded the European Quality Label. In addition to the school name (and teacher name) is information on the project that got them their Quality Label.