I can finally publicly announce that ERASMUS project I.D.E.A! TOGETHER WE CAN! received THE PRESTIGIOUS EITA European Award for Innovative Teaching. The prize will be awarded on 25.10. in Brussels. Proud of all of you dear partners.
Dear coordinators and friends, without you this award would not exist, so I sincerely thank you for your work and contribution to this wonderful story.
European award for innovative teaching EITA.
The winners of the prestigious European award for innovative teaching - EITA, awarded by the European Commission for the second time this year, are also 4 Slovenian educational institutions: one of them is our project which I coordinated from 2018 - 2021.
The purpose of the award is to celebrate the achievements of teachers and schools, to promote innovative learning and teaching practices, and to highlight the importance of the Erasmus+ program in connecting teachers from all over Europe.
All 98 winners from all over Europe were announced by the European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport, Marija Gabriel, on September 22, 2022.
The European Commission has been awarding the European Award for Innovative Teaching since last year, namely to completed projects within the Erasmus+ program, the selection of which is made each time by national Erasmus+ agencies. Every year, a special theme is also determined, within which the award-winning projects are selected, and for 2022 these are creativity in learning environments, sustainable development and inclusion.
Representatives of the award-winning institutions will travel to Brussels this October, where they will gather at the awards ceremony, and will also use the time to socialize and exchange excellent pedagogical practices.
The European award for innovative teaching is an important acknowledgment of all the participants in the award-winning projects, because with their work they have made an outstanding contribution to the creation of modern – creative, inclusive and sustainable – learning environments. The award is also a recognition of excellent pedagogical practices, which are demonstrated within the framework of Erasmus+ projects and which are also reflected in regular pedagogical work at all levels of education in the Slovenian educational space.
You can watch the video presentation of the Slovenian winners here. The video is in Slovenian, from the 52nd seconds is my intervuie. When I get an English translation I will share it with you.
Tanja Nikolovski, main coordinator