Italy is the first country in Europe with 142 schools that have obtained the European eTwinning School Label 2021/2022, for the development of a new network of schools active in innovation and multicultural exchange through the eTwinning platform.
The European title of eTwinning School / eTwinning School 2021/2022, makes many Italian schools examples of European excellence in innovative distance learning. The two-year label, relating to the results achieved by teachers and students of the eTwinning schools, recognises the innovation shown by the most virtuous schools in didactic areas such as digital practice, eSafety, creative and innovative approaches to pedagogy, promotion of teachers’ and students’ skills continuous development.
This result comes after 204 Italian schools awarded in 2020/2021; 130 schools in 2019/2020 and 224 in 2018/2019. This year’s figure confirms the primacy of our country in eTwinning distance learning. Italy is in fact the most awarded among EU countries and in second place among all 43 states participating in the action, after Turkey. In total, 2,935 European schools were awarded; the outcome is the result of a selection managed by the European Commission and the European eTwinning Unit.
The complete list of Italian and European schools awarded with the 2021/2022 eTwinning School label is available online.
What is eTwinning?
eTwinning is the largest European community of teachers active in collaboration projects between schools. Founded in 2005 on the initiative of the European Commission and currently among the actions of the Erasmus+ 2021-2027 Programme, eTwinning is carried out through an IT platform that involves teachers, who can get to know each other and collaborate in a simple, fast and safe way, exploiting the potential of the web to promote the opening up towards the communitarian dimension of education and the creation of a feeling of European citizenship to be shared by the new generations. The action is the means to open up to new didactics based on planning, exchange and collaboration, in a multicultural context and with numerous training opportunities and international recognition. At European level, more than 900,000 teachers are enrolled in eTwinning, of which over 90,000 are in Italy. In Italy, eTwinning is managed by Indire.