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15 febbraio 2022

Teachers enrolled in eTwinning on the increase: the new members are more than 13 thousand

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Despite the difficulties relating to the health emergency, the Italian schools are confirmed within the first places as far as participation, results and awards in the European platform for distance teaching collaboration, eTwinning, are concerned.

In 2021, there was an increase of Italian teachers enrolled, with 13.215 new registered users, marking an average annual increase of about 10% on the previous year, and more than 100% on 2014, the starting year of the last seven-year period of the Erasmus+ programme, of which eTwinning is part.

At European level, the eTwinning community reaches the goal of 1 million of registered teachers in the 43 countries adhering to the action. Italy is currently the second country – after Turkey and before Spain – regarding the number of registered teachers in 2005 (starting year of the action) with 104.877 teachers (more than 10% of the total registered users).

As far as teachers’ activities are concerned, in 2021 despite the difficulties in the regular teaching activity due to the pandemic, more than 3.679 new collaboration projects with foreign schools were activated. This data bring Italy to a total of about 35.764 projects activated since 2005, confirming its third place in eTwinning, after Turkey and Poland. In 2021, more than 50% eTwinning projects by the teachers of Italian schools have been activated with schools in France, Turkey and Spain.

In 2020, the regions which had more eTwinning registrations were Lombardy (1.881 new enrolled teachers) Piedmont and Campania.

Compared to the number of projects activated, in the same year, the highest step of the podium goes to teachers from Sicily, with 534 new collaborations, followed by Lombardy and Campania.

In 2021, the eTwinning National Unit certified the quality of 1,167 teachers, compared to 8,53 last year, 1,033 in 2019; 1,072 in 2018; 1,022 in 2017; 637 in 2016; 319 in 2015 and 264 in 2014.

The number of applications (1,805) marked the highest point ever at national level, higher than that of last year (1,367) and that of 2019 (1,511) which took place before Covid-19, with a success rate that is close to 65%.


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