eTwinning European Prizes

The eTwinning European Prizes are the ultimate honour that teachers and students can receive for their outstanding work in eTwinning.

The eTwinning European prizes are designed to reward outstanding European eTwinning projects and give them maximum visibility. The objective is to identify, celebrate and promote innovative practices. They are an initiative of the European Commission financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.

eTwinning projects promote collaborative learning: students learn from one another, interact, communicate and thus feel responsible for their own learning. A European eTwinning project starts with the participation of at least two teachers from different countries.


The main category of the eTwinning European Prizes, as from 2021, has five levels:

Please note: if a project involves more than one age category the application can only be submitted in one age category.

Each year National Support Organisations may also organise Special Category Prizes co-funded with the Erasmus+ programme. Teachers may apply also for one of such Special Categories, if present, via the application form.

An additional special category of eTwinning European Prizes, in the field of Initial Teacher Education, has been established in 2021 and will be awarded in 2022. This Prize will be awarded with a different selection process which will be published as soon as possible. 

Selection and Awards

The award-winning projects are selected and nominated in partnership with the National Support Organisations, which are involved in shaping this initiative through a co-creation process. A full description of the various steps involving the selection process is available on this page.

The prizes are usually awarded at the Annual eTwinning Conference. As a complement, a series of local events for prizes may also be organised in agreement with the winning partner schools. 

More information about the final prize is available on this page.