According to the European Commission, there is a “need for every citizen to have at least basic digital skills in order to live, work, learn and participate in the modern society”. Various initiatives aimed at increasing training in digital skills for modernising education across the EU and harnessing digital technologies for learning need to be taken.
Moreover, according to the European Union “the increased mobility between EU countries and the rising number of third country migrants and refugees coming to the EU in recent years have contributed to greater (linguistic) diversity in European classrooms. Multilingual schools are not a new feature of Europe’s diverse and complex linguistic landscape”.
In addition, there is an increased number of students in Europe whose mother tongue is different from the language of instruction. In this context, teacher training remains a key priority as further strategies need to be developed to prepare teachers for the multilingual groups of students.
In order for teachers to meet the needs of nowadays classes they are expected to be highly educated and to continually improve their skills. Learning and teaching online through network technologies provide great opportunities to both teachers and students. This project is an international synergy between 6 European organisations from 5 European countries who share the challenges. All the partner organisations wants to improve their knowledge and performance of their teachers and educators.