As announced at the end of 2021, the new platform will bring together services and content from the eTwinning and School Education Gateway platforms under one roof. This first version of the platform to be launched in May will cater especially to eTwinning users, who will find the familiar services of Groups and TwinSpaces on the new platform, and in a new format.
Developing the platform to include the full range of services will take place gradually over the following months. During this time, the current platforms of eTwinning and School Education Gateway will remain available and will continue to host most of their services, such as the editorial content and Erasmus+ tools (including the course catalogue) on School Education Gateway, or TwinSpaces on eTwinning for ongoing projects.
The platform in general, including the editorial content, will be freely accessible, but an account and login credentials will be required to use certain services. The new platform will apply the EU Login, the European Commission’s single-sign-on authentication system. Users are already asked to create an EU Login account to get ready for the new platform and ensure a smooth transition. As of April, when enrolling for our online courses running on EU Academy, EU Login is already required.
Also, users have access to the Questions and Answers about the transition, and they are encouraged to pay attention to the updates sent by email.
The European School Education Platform and eTwinning are initiatives of the European Commission and financed by Erasmus+, the European programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport.
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