Weekly Roundup

Your complete guide to the eTwinning platform is now online

For teachers who have recently registered on eTwinning or who are planning to do it, the STM is a perfect way to start your journey of learning how to use the platform, what the opportunities within the community are and how you can start a project with your peers.

Have you ever logged into the eTwinning Platform and not known where to start? The self-teaching materials (STM) answer all the questions you have ever had on how to use eTwinning. This mini website helps you explore the features of the platform and guide you on your journey to becoming an active eTwinner. You will discover tools in the community that can have an impact on your eTwinning life, from how to start your first eTwinning project to how to make the most of Online Seminars and Learning Events.

Go here if ou want to explore eTwinning more.


 

Join the Erasmus+ Generation online meeting point

The Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) invites everyone to help shape the future of the Erasmus+ programme by expressing their thoughts and ideas at the Erasmus+ Generation Online Meeting Point.

It is an open space for the 9 million Erasmus+ participants to have a say on the future of Erasmus+ post 2020. We want to achieve more, reach out further and be even more inclusive. We want to do this together, and this civic tech hub is the space where we invite you to share your ideas with us.

By the end of November 2017 EACEA aims for the Erasmus+ Generation to come up with a number of concrete proposals on the future of the programme. The proposals will later be condensed into a Declaration which will be presented to European decision-makers at the final EU event in Brussels on 30 November, which marks the end of the programme’s 30th-anniversary campaign.

The Erasmus+ Generation Declaration will serve as the basis for building a stronger, more inclusive and better-tailored Erasmus+ Programme for the future generations of Europeans.

If you want to get involved go to please click here.


 

ErasmusPlusBDay

Want to win a €200 travel voucher? Upload a video of you blowing up a balloon to our Facebook or Twitter accounts with the hashtag #ErasmusPlusBDay!

Submit your entry here.

 

 


 

Ready to #BeActive, Europe? 

The European Week of Sport kicks-off its 3rd annual Week to promote sport and physical activity for everyone, regardless of age, background or fitness level. This year it’s even bigger and even better! It brings together 32 countries and 35 European partners to encourage a healthy, happy and inclusive #BeActive society. The European Week of Sport runs from the 23 – 30 of September, with events taking place across Europe throughout the month. Visit the new and revamped #BeActive webpage to find a local event near you.

Join a Europe-wide movement and help us spread the word about the benefits of sport and physical activity by inviting your friends to the European Week of Sport event. Remember you can #BeActive anywhere! Why don’t you take your friends to the park, the beach or just out for a walk? Being active is being social!


Watch Video recording: Estonian Presidency Education Conference shed light on future learning

EU education experts discussed innovation in education at the Estonian Presidency Conference ‘Contemporary Approaches to Learning and Teaching’ in Tallinn, over the course of two days.
The conference’s keynote speakers included internationally renowned scientists who introduced the results of recent educational research. P. Robert-Jan Simons, a Utrecht University professor of educational psychology, talked about mind-shifts related to learning, especially moving from a fixed to a growth mindset. “The future brings us more learning opportunities as well as different and new learning outcomes. Research shows that students with a growth mindset perform better,” said professor Simons.

If You are interested you can watch the video here.


Eurydice Newsletter 2017, Autumn edition

Eurydice has just released the Autumn 2017 edition of its newsletter! Check out updates on the most recent publications, upcoming publications and conferences, and news from the European education world here.

 

 

 


The contribution of adult learning to communities

The challenge is to facilitate the empowerment of people to shape and, in some cases, deliver, the public services to meet identified needs. This approach is a means of delivering responsive policy-making and more efficient public services and is an important aspect of a well-functioning democracy.

The conference, Setting the Agenda, on 4-5 October 2017 aims to look at the evidence, listen to case studies and explore solutions to the challenges. We are interested in your views, evidence and case studies.

See more at here.


CedefopPhotoAward 2017 winners announced

Cedefop has announced the winners of this year’s #CedefopPhotoAward competition – two teams of vocational education and training (VET) learners from Lithuania and Ireland.  The 2017 CedefopPhotoAward competition had a total of 140 participating teams with 383 VET learners from 20 EU countries.

First prize (a trip to Brussels) was won by a group of learners from the Siauliai Vocational Training Centre in Lithuania and second prize (trip to the 58th Thessaloniki International Film Festival) went to learners from the Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre in Ireland. Twenty shortlisted entries will be exhibited at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival (2-12 November) and in Brussels during the European Vocational Skills Week (22-24 November).

Learn more about the winners and the shortlisted teams here.

 

 

Prepared by  Magda Seidelmannová