May 24. 2024. 5:57

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European Education Area: 16 new Erasmus+ Teacher Academies will promote excellence in teacher education


Promoting our European Way of Life Vice President Margaritis Schinas said: “A teacher who keeps learning will pass on the newly acquired knowledge to his/her students. With the new learning opportunities we are providing today, we are enriching both teachers and learners; yet another concrete step towards the European Education Area.”

At the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council, Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth Commissioner Mariya Gabriel said: “The shortage of teachers is an EU-wide challenge to be addressed at EU level. Therefore, we are putting in place comprehensive initiatives to make the profession more attractive. Erasmus+ Teacher Academies will support our efforts to ensure high-quality initial education and continuous professional development for all teachers, educators and school leaders. We had set ourselves the goal of establishing 25 such academies by 2025. Today, we are already at 27. The success speaks for itself!”

Erasmus+ Teacher Academies are partnerships between teacher training providers and teacher education institutions that will develop a European and international outlook in teacher education. The topics covered by the projects include skills related to science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics, creativity, inclusion, and environmental sustainability. As part of the 2022 call for proposals, the selected projects include 313 organisations, as well as 136 associated partners, from 30 countries (EU Member States and countries associated to Erasmus+). Among the participating organisations there are initial teacher education providers, continuing professional development providers, practice training schools, and other organisations with relevant expertise. More information is available online.

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