What is the difference between eTwinning and the School Education Gateway?
Both initiatives are funded by Erasmus+ and promote innovative teaching practice across Europe. The largest teacher network in Europe, eTwinning offers a platform for school staff to create collaborative projects with one or more schools from different countries. The eTwinning platform is available for schools and teachers only. The School Education Gateway focuses on European action for schools, bringing policy and practice closer to teachers. The website is public and therefore open to other educational stakeholders in order to encourage cooperation between schools and other organisations.
Why can eTwinning users log in to the School Education Gateway but not vice versa?
Teachers with an eTwinning account can use the same account to log in to the School Education Gateway website. This is designed to make it easier for eTwinning teachers to use the School Education Gateway. Anyone who does not have an eTwinning account can easily set up a School Education Gateway account. Unlike eTwinning, the School Education Gateway is open to all stakeholders and not only teachers. Users cannot, therefore, use their School Education Gateway account to log in to eTwinning, which remains a platform for teachers only, and where new members are authenticated and approved by the National Support Service in their country.
I have forgotten my username/password. What should I do?
If you have forgotten your login credentials, you can reset your password through the “Forgot login/password?” link, available on the login window (which you can access via the blue button in the upper-right corner). You will receive an email containing your username and a new password. Once you have logged in to the site, you can edit this password on your Profile page, should you wish to do so.
Please kindly note that your password should only contain letters and numbers. Also note that if you first logged in to the site using an existing eTwinning account, or a social media account, you won’t be able to use the password reset feature. In that case, please reset your credentials on eTwinning or the respective social media website, then use the new ones to log in on School Education Gateway.
What is ‘reading time’?
Reading time appears in the platform’s articles and indicates the estimated reading time of each article. The final reading time can vary depending on the reader, the reader’s level of focus, and the language. The estimated reading time does not take into account any visual materials embedded in the page (e.g. videos).
How can I deactivate my profile/remove any personal data from my profile?
In case users ask for the deactivation of their profile or the profile is automatically deactivated, no data will be visible to other School Education Gateway users. Data will be kept only in an anonymous form that does not allow for personal identification. If users with a deactivated profile want to continue using the platform, they will need to register again. The data remain solely for research and monitoring purposes at the disposal of the EACEA, the EC, national or regional school authorities, authorities in charge of implementing School Education Gateway and other third parties under the authorisation of the Data Controller in an aggregated format.
If you wish to have any personal data removed from your profile, please contact the helpdesk.
How can I propose content to the School Education Gateway?
Do you have interesting content you would like to see published on the School Education Gateway? Use this online form to send us content suggestions. Before sending, please have a look at our content types and monthly topics. If you would like to suggest content for a specific monthly topic, please send it three months in advance. Unfortunately, we can’t publish all suggested content, but the editorial team goes through all suggestions and will inform the senders whether the material is selected for publishing. We also reserve the right to edit any submitted content prior to publication.
What is the School Education Gateway promo pack?
The promo pack includes a complete set of informative and promotional materials on the School Education Gateway, the Erasmus+ Tools and the Teacher Academy. It includes presentations, infosheets, logos and much more. Most of the material is available in 23 languages. Anyone interested in promoting the platform and its services can use the promo pack materials. The promo pack is available on the About page.
What is the School Education Gateway newsletter and how can I subscribe for it?
The newsletter is sent out four times a year and it includes updates about the platform’s content and services. The newsletter is published in English. All registered users will receive the newsletter by email, but you can also sign up for it separately. The previous newsletters are available here.
What are the School Education Gateway webinars and how can I join them?
The webinars focus on different topics around school education, such as language learning, entrepreneurial competence, creativity, assessment, etc. The webinars take place regularly and are open to anyone interested in these topics. If you join the webinar mailing list, you will be regularly informed about upcoming webinars. More information on each webinar can be found here on the website.