Background of the Conference

The European strategy for universities constitutes the European Commission’s proposal which sets four main objectives: strengthening the European dimension of higher education and research, consolidating universities as lighthouses of our European way of life, empowering universities as key actors of change in the twin green and digital transition and reinforcing universities as drivers of Europe’s global role and leadership. The proposal makes concrete references, among others, to diversity, inclusion, democratic practices and fundamental rights, topics which echo the actions of the New European Bauhaus initiative, which is also the annual theme of eTwinning for 2022. To this regard, it is essential to connect the dots between the policies and practices which are relevant both to initial teacher educators working at universities and student teachers and explore how eTwinning can better contribute to supporting new teachers entering the profession and help Initial Teacher Education (ITE) institutions strengthen their profile in line with the European strategy for universities.  

The online eTwinning Initial Teacher Education Annual Conference 2022 will be an opportunity to:  

  • provide insights, inspiration, and professional development opportunities with input from experts,  
  • highlight eTwinning to new Institutions,  
  • strengthen the teams in the Institutions already part of the action and increase the number of participants,  
  • contextualise ITE within the Annual Theme.  
  • acknowledge the ITE institution of the year, via the ITE Award. 


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