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Press Release: eTwinning Conference 2013 awards success, spotlight on Citizenship and European School Collaboration

More than 500 teachers from across Europe will discuss the impact eTwinning has through school collaboration on citizenship at the annual eTwinning Conference on 14 – 16 March 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal.

This year the eTwinning Conference celebrates the theme “Citizenship and European School Collaboration”, and Professor R.H. (Bob) Fryer CBE, Chair of the Campaign for Learning UK, takes the floor to introduce various facets of citizenship, belonging and continuous training, making the link between eTwinning, extensive engagement in lifelong learning and enriched citizenship.

 In this European Year of Citizens, it is important to emphasize how participation in eTwinning and other forms of cross-border school cooperation help young people to develop a sense of pride in their local, national and European identities, to broaden their Androulla Vassiliouhorizons and to become active citizens of Europe – and of the world”, says Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth. Commissioner Vassiliou continues on the future of eTwinning: “eTwinning is here to stay. It has still an enormous potential to unfold and it has a bright future in the context of Erasmus for All, the new programme for education, training and youth for the period 2014-2020. From next school year, you will start noticing an expanded role for eTwinning with a stronger platform, new actors and more services on offer.”

The work of the conference will concentrate on sharing good practice, exploring new ways of teaching and fostering the eTwinning community, through workshops, interactive session and informal meetings. The conference will be also an occasion to celebrate outstanding achievements in school collaboration in eTwinning. The winners of the eTwinning Prizes 2013 will be awarded in 3 main categories based on the age range of pupils. These main prizes are sponsored by the European Commission. In addition there are 6 special category prizes, for example for projects using various European languages, projects focussing on cultural understanding, and projects in maths and science, sponsored by various organisations.

Now in its eighth year, the European Commission’s eTwinning action involves almost 200 000 registered teachers in 33 countries, who communicate, work together, and set-up cross-border educational projects. eTwinning has affirmed its important role in shaping a European space for education, helping teachers connect, collaborate and share and, ultimately, feel and be part of the biggest learning community in Europe.

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Conference website: http://conference2013.etwinning.net/

Follow the conference on Twitter: #etwconf2013

Link to the video from last year’s conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHMrfP3qhXA

For further information, please contact:

  • Valentina Garoia, Communications and Press Officer, European Schoolnet, mob.: +32 (0)488 495246, valentina.garoia@eun.org

Background

eTwinning is the Community for schools involving almost 200 000 teachers across Europe, funded by the European Commission as part of the Lifelong Learning Programme the Education, Culture and Audiovisual Executive Agency. European Schoolnet acts as eTwinning Central Support Service.

The eTwinning platform offers opportunities for teachers to meet and interact with each other in school projects, special interest groups and online forums. It also offers a rich professional development element via online Learning Events, focusing on collaboration skills and the use of technology with the goal of contributing to the modernisation of educational systems, making them more attractive to today’s youth. Find out more on www.etwinning.net.

“At the end of my first project, when summing up the results and my pupils’ feedback, I started to think that eTwinning could be more than an extra project and could be fully incorporated into teaching. eTwinning is the most flexible tool of my teaching that allows my pupils and me to learn, improve, have fun and make friends.” Maria Doria, Italy

“Our school had never been in any international project before. When our School Management saw our eTwinning projects, they brought a PC and a projector to the classroom and support us in many ways. Some of my colleagues joined eTwinning too. Suddenly Europe became very close to us.” Ayca Oğuz, Turkey

European Schoolnet is a network of 30 Ministries of Education from across the European member states, leading educational innovation at European level. As a major international think tank, European Schoolnet operates key European services in education on behalf of the European Commission, member Ministries of Education and industry partners.
www.europeanschoolnet.org. Follow us on Twitter @eu_schoolnet and on Facebook.

European Prizes: Winners 2013

We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s eTwinning Prizes 2013 competition.

From over 120 project submissions, we are pleased to announce the winners of the three age categories and six special categories. These projects demonstrated excellent achievements and we look forward to rewarding them in person at the eTwinning Conference on 14 March 2013 in Lisbon during a special prize-giving ceremony.

The competition is divided in three age categories:

Pupils age 4-11

Winner

Friends Fur-ever

  • Cornelia Melcu, Şcoala Gimnazială Nr.9 Nicolae Orghidan Braşov, Brasov, Romania
  • Jolanta Okuniewska, Szkola Podstawowa nr 13, Olsztyn, Olsztyn, Poland
  • Maria Dragos, “George Coşbuc” Middle School , Baia Mare, Romania
  • Maria Alice Moreira Maia Neto, Centro Escolar de Portela , Penafiel, Portugal

Runner Up

eTwinning tourists in 5 star hotels

  • Jana Jamrišková, Základná škola Sitnianska, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
  • Annette Westerop, C.E.I.P. La Rosa- Camino Viejo, El Paso, Spain
  • Daniela Kašpárková, Základní škola a Mateřská škola Blansko, Salmova 17, Blansko, Czech Republic

 

Pupils age 12-15

Winner

The Rainbow Village project

  •  Isabelle Bonnassies, Collège Jean Lacaze, Grisolles, France
  • Paraskevi Belogia, Primary School of Grizano (Δημοτικό Σχολείο Γριζάνου), Τρίκαλα, Greece
  • Artemiza Lovin, Sc. Gimn. Nr.29 Galati, Galati, Romania
  • Helena Butterfield, St Michael’s Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Comprehensive School, Billingham, United Kingdom
  • İnnap Kaya, 50. Yıl Ortaokulu, Samsun, Turkey
  • Ivana Natali, Istituto Comprensivo Statale di Sermide, Sermide (MN), Italy
  • Katarína Hybenová, Gymnázium M. M. Hodžu, Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovakia
  • Stanisława Czerezdrecka, Zespół Szkół w Dąbrowie, Dąbrowa Opolska, Poland

Runner Up

AL C2 H6 OL

  • Paulien du Fosse, CSG Willem van Oranje, Oud-Beijerland, Netherlands
  • Mariangela Bielli, Istituto Comprensivo, Bareggio, Italy
  • Nathalie Scerri, St.Theresa Girls’ School, Mriehel, Malta
  • Odile Belrose, Collège Antoine Delafont, Montmoreau Saint Cybard, France

 

Pupils age 16-19

Winner

Pek, the Traveller Flea 3 – Evolution

  • Muriele Dejaune, Lycée des métiers Louis Blériot, Trappes, France
  • Marcos Vence Ruibal, IES San Clemente – Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • Alessandra Pallavicini, ISIS Galilei, Gorizia, Italy
  • Bruna Giacosa, Liceo Classico “S. G. Calasanzio”, Carcare (SV), Italy
  • Ciro Sánchez Suárez, IES Miguel Ángel González Estévez, Vilagarcía de Arousa, Spain
  • Hulya Erturk, KERİMBEY İ.O, SAMSUN, Turkey
  • Javier Arza Fernández, IES “Rey Don García”, Nájera, Spain
  • Keri Georgieva, NGXNI “Konstantin Preslavski”, Varna, Bulgaria
  • Lina Maria Pereira, Escola Secundária de Gama Barros, Cacém, Portugal
  • Ludmila Kosíková, Střední škola průmyslová a umělecká , Hodonín, Czech Republic
  • Meltem Bílgiç, Gökçe Karaoğlan İlköğretim Okulu, Samsun, Turkey
  • Montserrat Ansótegui, IES “Rey Don García”, Nájera, Spain
  • Yordanka Simeonova, SOU “Georgi Izmirliev”, Gorna Oryahovitsa, Bulgaria

Runner Up

BELL Business Economics Language Learning

  • Michael Huber-Kirchberger, Bundeshandelsschule und Bundeshandelsakademie Linz, Linz, Austria
  • Alena Jandlova, OA a VOSE Tabor, Commercial High School, Tábor, Czech Republic
  • Astrid Kopetsch, Gymnasium Ohmoor, Hamburg, Germany
  • Carmen Hidalgo, IES LEONARDO DA VINCI, Alicante, Spain
  • Claudine Dostert, Ecole Privée Fieldgen, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Halldóra Dagný Sveinbjörnsdóttir, Grunnskóli Bolungarvíkur, Bolungarvík, Iceland
  • Helena Prusova, OA a VOSE Tabor, Commercial High School, Tábor, Czech Republic
  • Jordi Terol, IES LEONARDO DA VINCI, Alicante, Spain
  • Jorge Mora Salinas, IES LEONARDO DA VINCI, Alicante, Spain
  • Manon Petry, Ecole Privée Fieldgen, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Soffía Vagnsdóttir, Grunnskóli Bolungarvíkur, Bolungarvík, Iceland

 

In addition to the age categories, there are also special categories:

 

Spanish Language Prize (prize sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport)

I tell you – You tell me a tale/ Te cuento – Me cuentas un cuento

  • Carmen Guidetti, 3 Circolo Didattico “Giovanni XXIII” di Corigliano, Corigliano Calabro (CS), Italy
  • Susana Fontán, Colegio Internacional SEK-Atlántico, Poio, Spain
  • Antonietta Marino, 3 Circolo Didattico “Giovanni XXIII” di Corigliano, Corigliano Calabro (CS), Italy
  • Assunta Romio, 3 Circolo Didattico “Giovanni XXIII” di Corigliano, Corigliano Calabro (CS), Italy
  • Carmela Maria Abate, 3 Circolo Didattico “Giovanni XXIII” di Corigliano, Corigliano Calabro (CS), Italy
  • Elvira Vizza, 3 Circolo Didattico “Giovanni XXIII” di Corigliano, Corigliano Calabro (CS), Italy
  • Lidia Alice, 3 Circolo Didattico “Giovanni XXIII” di Corigliano, Corigliano Calabro (CS), Italy
  • Maria Anna Rugna, 3 Circolo Didattico “Giovanni XXIII” di Corigliano, Corigliano Calabro (CS), Italy
  • Maria Carmela Laforza, 3 Circolo Didattico “Giovanni XXIII” di Corigliano, Corigliano Calabro (CS), Italy
  • Maria Vincenzina Sprovieri, 3 Circolo Didattico “Giovanni XXIII” di Corigliano, Corigliano Calabro (CS), Italy
  • Mariaromana Minisci, 3 Circolo Didattico “Giovanni XXIII” di Corigliano, Corigliano Calabro (CS), Italy
  • Mirella Marrazzo, 3 Circolo Didattico “Giovanni XXIII” di Corigliano, Corigliano Calabro (CS), Italy
  • Pedro Rafael Fialho de Oliveira Moura, Agrupamento de Escolas da Venda do Pinheiro, Venda do Pinheiro, Portugal
  • Santina Luzzi, 3 Circolo Didattico “Giovanni XXIII” di Corigliano, Corigliano Calabro (CS), Italy
  • Trine Garn, Terslev skole, Terslev, Denmark

 

French Language Prize (prize jointly sponsored by the International Federation of Teachers of French and the eTwinning National Support Service in France)

Dans le cercle des signes du zodi@que

  • Angela Riccomi, ITCG Paolini, Imola (BO), Italy
  • Wioletta Sosnowska, Zespół Szkół Tekstylno-Handlowych, Żagań, Poland

 

German Language Prize (prize sponsored by the eTwinning National Support Service in Germany)

Direkt aus…

  • Hélène Dmitrieff, ES Saint Gabriel, Bagneux, France
  • Malgorzata Czech, Gimnazjum nr 11, Częstochowa, Poland
  • Μaria Chatzigiossi,Model-Experimentelles Gymnasium der Universität Mazedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

 

Marie Skłodowska Curie Prize (prize sponsored by the eTwinning National Support Service in Poland)

Fly me to the Moon

  • Tatjana Gulič, OŠ Preska, Medvode, Slovenia
  • Jean-Noël Pédeutour, Collège Tiraqueau, Fontenay-le-Comte, France
  • Eleni Kostopoulou, 5th Lyceum of Veria, Veria – Greece
  • Ignacio Jiménez Calero, IES Pedro Álvarez Sotomayor, Manzanares, Spain
  • Malgorzata Pawlik-Podgorska, Miejski Zespół Szkół Gimnazjum nr 1, Czeladź, Poland
  • Miltiadis Leontakis, 5th Lyceum of Veria, Veria – Greece
  • Nazile Celik, Rekabet Kurumu Cumhuriyet Fen Lisesi, Diyarbakır, Turkey
  • Seval Yimaz, diyarbakır il milli eğitim müdürlüğü, Diyarbakır, Turkey

 

Mevlana Prize for Intercultural Understanding (prize sponsored by the eTwinning National Support Service of Turkey)

Intercultural dialogue through fairy tales, drama and art

  • Mónika Erdélyi, Gyulai Alapfokú Közoktatási Intézmény, Gyula, Hungary
  • K.Belgin Saka Üstünel, YENİ TURAN İLKOKULU, ANKARA, Turkey
  • Afra van der Vorm-Geerling, De Opslach, Franeker, Netherlands
  • Marouska Azzopardi Duca, St. Clare College, San Gwann Primary B, San Gwann, Malta
  • Hilde Øen, Råde Ungdomsskole, Råde, Norway
  • Natasha Djurkova, SOU”Ekzarh AntimI”, Kazanlak, Bulgaria
  • Mara Hadjieva, SOU “Ekzarh Antim I”, Kazanlak, Bulgaria
  • Marlene Ruiter-Gangol, Volksschule Oberwart, Oberwart, Austria
  • Soňa Benčová, Spojená škola Tilgnerova, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Kornélia Lohyňová, Spojená škola Tilgnerova, Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Christiane Meisenburg, Siegerland-Grundschule, Berlin, Germany
  • Bojana Filipova, SOU “EKZARH ANTIM I”, Kazanlak, Bulgaria
  • Aneta Nedkova, SOU “Ekzarh Antim I”, Kazanlak, Bulgaria
  • EVANTHIA ATHANASOPOULOU, Γυμνάσιο Τσίρειο – Gymnasium Tsireio, Lemesos, Cyprus
  • Danute Raudiene, Telšių ,,Atžalyno” pagrindinė mokykla, Telšiai, Lithuania
  • Heikki Kontturi, Oulun normaalikoulun perusaste, Oulu, Finland
  • Christelle LE GOFF, Collège Stendhal, NANTES, France
  • Susana Silva, Agrupamento de Escolas de Penalva do Castelo, Penalva do Castelo, Portugal
  • Ghionul Gogoasa-Gelal, Scoala cu cls. I-VIII nr.1 Poarta Alba, Poarta Alba, Romania
  • Tiina Sarisalmi, Oriveden Keskuskoulu, Orivesi, Finland
  • Līga Kraukle, Pērses pamatskola, Koknese, Latvia
  • Katarzyna Zawiła-Dudzik, Szkoła Podstawowa nr 4 im. Orła Białego, Czechowice-Dziedzice, Poland
  • Dave Sherratt, Cannich Bridge Primary School, N.W. Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Joserra Jimenez, Siete Campas-Zorrozgoiti, Bilbao, Spain
  • Anna Magnea, Harðardóttir, Hofsstaðaskóli, Garðabær, Iceland
  • Melahrini Papardeli, Δημοτικό Σχολείο Ζερβοχωρίων, Χαλκιδική, Greece
  • TERJE MÄGI, Vastseliina Gümnaasium, Vastseliina, Estonia
  • Kajsa Guntsch, Bergundaskolan F-6, Växjö, Sweden
  • Marie Šturmová, Základní škola a mateřská škola Hranice, Šromotovo, příspěvková organizace, Hranice, Czech Republic
  • Anne Garner, Church Aston Infant School, Newport, United Kingdom
  • Armanda Magioncalda, Circolo Didattico Statale di Staglieno, Genova (GE), Italy
  • Caithriona Carty, Glenmore N.S., Crossmolina, Ireland
  • Manuela Valecz, Kindergarten Launegg, Lannach, Austria
  • Martina Hren, Osnova šola Pod goro, Slovenske Konjice, Slovenia
  • Yasin Sevim, Usak Lisesi, UŞAK, Turkey
  • Zeljka Bosak, VERSUS – škola stranih jezika, Krapina, Croatia

 

English as a second language Prize (prize sponsored by the British Council)

P.A.L.E Play And Learn English

  • Anna Karidi Pirounaki, Kindergarten of Kaparelli, Θήβα, Greece
  • CHARLES Annette, Ecole maternelle Jules Ferry , BLOIS, France
  • Kristīna Bernāne, Priekuļu pirmsskolas izglītības iestāde “Mežmaliņa”, Priekuļi, Latvia
  • Manuela Valecz, Kindergarten Launegg, Lannach, Austria
  • Maria José Silva, Jardim de Infancia de Porto de Mós, Agrupamento de Escolas de Porto de Mós, Porto de Mós, Portugal