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European Education Area

Quality education and training for all

Teachers, trainers and school leaders

The EU is working to revalorise the teaching professions and to provide all teachers, trainers and school leaders with high-quality initial education and professional development opportunities.

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What is the EU doing for teachers, trainers and school leaders?

Erasmus+ Teacher Academies

The Academies will establish European partnerships of teacher education and training providers to develop an international outlook to teacher education.

The teaching professions

The EU collaborates with Member States to raise the quality of teaching and learning, and to improve support for the profession.

Working Groups

Learn more about the work of European Education Area Strategic Framework Working Groups for teachers, trainers and school leaders.

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European School Education Platform

The platform is the meeting point for all stakeholders in the school education sector – school staff, researchers, policymakers – to find news, interviews, publications, practice examples, courses and partners for their Erasmus+ projects. It is also the home of eTwinning, a space for teachers and school staff to collaborate and develop projects.

Visit the European School Education Platform


The Electronic Platform for Adult Learning in Europe (EPALE) is the European open community of adult learning professionals.

Explore the EPALE platform 


EU funding opportunities

  • This programme supports training activities abroad for professionals involved in pre-primary, primary and secondary school education. Go and discover the Erasmus+ opportunities for teachers.

  • Teaching assignments at schools abroad for professionals involved in pre-primary, primary and secondary school education, there are Erasmus+ opportunities for you.

  • Jean Monnet Actions run under Erasmus+ to support teaching, learning, research and debates on various aspects of the European Union.

Employment and volunteering

See practical information and opportunities concerning employment, including volunteering and traineeships.