eTwinning and Brexit

The United Kingdom is no longer a member state of the European Union.

As a direct consequence, EU funding to the UK National Support Service ceases today. Also, starting today, teachers from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland will no longer be able to log in to eTwinning Live.

During its 14 years of participation in the project, the United Kingdom counted 30,075 users (with the first one registered in 2005), 15,099 schools and 563 European Quality Labels - undoubtedly leaving a strong legacy behind.

Whilst their contribution to the eTwinning project will cease in the ways we were accustomed to, UK teachers can still be invited by eTwinners, as guests, to TwinSpaces of existing projects. This should enable them to remain in contact with existing partners, and to contribute to eTwinning projects with their ideas and inspiration as they wish.

Things change, and even if friends leave, eTwinning will continue bringing together the schools, teachers and students of Europe.

Finally, we would like to thank the National Support Service of the UK for their help and support in all these years and we wish them well.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead