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European Innovative Teaching Award

Awarded Projects 2022

What makes a school project ‘innovative’? This might not be easy to judge, but there are plenty of innovators across European schools, and the European Innovative Teaching Award is here to find them all.

The European Innovative Teaching Award has set up 4 characteristics of innovative teaching and learning. Based on the criteria below, 98 projects will be awarded at the European Innovative Teaching Award Ceremony on the 25th of October 2022.


- Multidisciplinary approaches
- Key competence development (knowledge, skills and attitudes)
- Linking formal, non-formal and informal learning
- Inclusion, participation, cooperation
- Innovative use of tools (in particular eTwinning)
- Learner’s active role in the learning process


- Schools as enablers of innovation
- Creative use of the learning spaces
- Sustainable use of available resources
- A whole school approach
- Cross-sectoral cooperation


- Teachers’ agency as innovators
- Teachers’ skills and competences
- Teachers’ cooperation and peer learning


- Direct impact on the target groups
- Inclusion of participants with fewer opportunities
- Spill-over effect (to other students, teachers, schools, local communities)


The theme of the 2022 edition: “Learning together, promoting creativity and sustainability”.



Explore all projects and categories in the sections below.


The European Innovative Teaching Award will distinguish 20 education projects in the “Early childhood education and care” category, thus highlighting the most innovative learning and teaching practices put in place by teachers with children.

26 school projects will be granted in the field of “primary education”, where numerous initiatives have paved the way for new teaching methodologies.

The “secondary education” category includes this year 27 projects from all over Europe which have stood up for their innovative learning and teaching approach.

The future of Vocational Education and Training (VET) schools is in innovation and interaction. Discover the 25 projects that will be awarded the prize this year and get inspired!