eTwinning is an European community of teachers involved in electronic twinning created to promote school collaboration in Europe, encourage teaching innovation, the use of technologies in education and the creation of educational projects between classes of different countries.
eTwinning offers an online platform for staff (teachers, headmasters, librarians, etc.) working in the schools of the European countries involved, to communicate, collaborate, develop and share projects, in order to feel part of the most exciting learning community in Europe. eTwinning also offers opportunities for free and continuing online Professional Development for educators.
Launched in 2005 as the main action of the European Commission’s eLearning Programme, eTwinning has been firmly integrated in Erasmus+, the European programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport, since 2014. Its Central Support Service is operated by European Schoolnet, an international partnership of 30 European Ministries of Education developing learning for schools, teachers and pupils across Europe. eTwinning is further supported at national level by 37 National Support Services.
INDIRE is the eTwinning National Support Service for Italy. The office provides teachers professional development activities, support of registered users and promotions of the platform through events, publications and project awards. In Italy around 50,000 teachers work using eTwinning, out of around 500,000 teachers registered across Europe.
European www.etwinning.net Portal is a platform to which any kind of school, whether state or state-authorised, can register.