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eTwinning

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eTwinning is a vibrant community that has involved, in its 14 years of existence,
more than 700,000 teachers working in 195,000 schools. More than 93,000
projects have been run, involving many students from all educational levels
across the continent.
eTwinning – the Community for schools in Europe and neighbouring partner countries
– is an action for schools funded by the European Commission under the Erasmus+
programme. It involves teachers from 36 European countries and 8 neighbouring
countries.
eTwinning is a digital platform available in 31 languages. Browsing visitors can
access a range of public information about how to become involved in eTwinning;
explaining the benefits the action offers and providing information for collaborative
project work. Registered teachers have access to a restricted area called eTwinning
Live, which is the individual teacher’s interface with the community: it enables users
to find partners, interact, collaborate in projects and participate in professional
development activities organised at European national, non-European national
and European central levels. Finally, when teachers work together in a project, they
have access to a private collaborative space, which is unique to each project, called
TwinSpace.
eTwinning offers a high level of support for its users. In each of participating countries
(currently 44) a National Support Service (NSS) or a Partner Support Agency (PSA)
promotes the action, provides advice and guidance for end users and organises
a range of activities and professional development opportunities at national
level. At European level, eTwinning is coordinated by the Central Support Service
(CSS) which is managed by European Schoolnet (a consortium of 34 Ministries of
Education), on behalf of the European Commission. The CSS liaises with the NSS
and is responsible for the development of the platform, as well as offering a range
of professional development opportunities and other activities such as an annual
European Conference and a Prize Event which awards teachers and students for their
involvement in outstanding projects.

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