Introduction: eTwinning - Turning Inclusion into Action
As a recent document from the European Commission puts it, “Inclusion and diversity
projects should have a positive impact on the situation of young people with fewer
opportunities (…) compared to their peers because they face one or more exclusion
factors and obstacles.” In a similar vein, the Paris Declaration of 2015 promotes
“citizenship and the common values of freedom, tolerance and non-discrimination
Gender, age, ethnic origin, disability, economic disadvantages and geographical situation
may become variables of discrimination. Therefore, it is important to reach out to those
groups who may be marginalised in our education systems, as a result of any of these
variables, by equipping them with the necessary competences to successfully make the
most of the opportunities available in our society.
The focus of the eTwinning Annual Conference 2017 is to share how eTwinning can
raise the capabilities of schools to address three main factors of exclusion: cultural
differences, educational diffi culties and geographical obstacles. In this context,
eTwinning can turn inclusion into action via specifi c international projects, dedicated
professional development opportunities and above all, by networking teachers so that
they feel part of an inclusive community.
You can follow the conference on Social Media, on the hashtag #eTconf17!
eTwinning Annual Conference - Malta 2017 - Summary video!
Last editor: Claire Morvan