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European Innovative Teaching Award


The Award

The European Innovative Teaching Award is an annual initiative that showcases outstanding teaching practices within the Erasmus+ programme and recognises the work of teachers and their schools engaged in European cooperation projects. Launched in 2021, it highlights innovative teaching and learning approaches which address new challenges posed to education and training across Europe by a rapidly evolving world. The initiative focuses on school education (primary and secondary), including early childhood education and care, and vocational education and training (VET) schools.

An overarching thematic focus applicable to all age groups and in line with the priorities of the European Education Area is defined annually. In 2022, the yearly theme is linked to the New European Bauhaus (NEB) initiative of the Commission: “Learning together, promoting creativity and sustainability”. 

The second edition of the Award focuses on creativity, sustainability and inclusion. In total, 98 projects from all over Europe will be presented with certificates and trophies in 4 categories.

The Erasmus+ National Agencies are responsible for the selection of winning projects through either a direct selection of awardees, short-listing of potential awardees, or publishing an open call. For more precise information on the selection process in your country, please consult the website of the respective National Agency.

Want to discover more about how the European Innovative Teaching Award will boost innovation in European schools? Or do you wish to participate in next year’s edition? Discover all about the award.