The eTwinning Annual Conference kicked off on Thursday 25 October in Warsaw, Poland. More than 500 teachers gathered to hear the opening speeches by Tibor Navracsics, the Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Anna Zalewska, the Polish Minister of National Education.
Michael Teutsch, of European Commission, also gave an overview and the highlights on eTwinning in the future Erasmus programme.
"eTwinning Express", the networking event for the teachers went full steam ahead and introduced the teachers to the different time periods in history, as well as future. The teachers traveled through numerous stations gathering pieces to their puzzles.
Before the dinner on the first day, the keynote speech was delivered by Sneška Quaedvlieg-Mihailović, the Secretary General of Europa Nostra. During her speech, Ms Quaedvlieg-Mihailovic shared the importance of Cultural Heritage as a part of Europe's future.
During the keynote speech a video by Europa Nostra was shown to the conference participants:
After the dinner it was time to celebrate the European Prize Winners of 2018! The winning projects of the age categories and of the special categories were announced, and the teachers received their prizes on stage.