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September 22, 2009


  • European Funded Projects Dqatabase
  • Eurocreator
  • e-Twinning
These are not INTER Network project news. Is just a collection of relevant european news about education and intercultural items.



EVE is the electronic platform for the dissemination and exploitation of results of projects supported by programmes implemented by the Education and Culture Directorate-General (DG). Through its collaborative approach, the EVE platform is an innovative tool offering users a centralized vision of the majority of funded projects. EVE is a new tool available to project eneficiaries from 2009. EVE will acquire much information through the introduction of results by the project coordinators and the progress of its recently launched projects belonging to the current Education and Culture programmes (Culture, Youth in Action, Citizenship, Lifelong Learning,...).


2009 European Year for Creativity and Innovation ( intends to promote the advantages of using digital means for teaching and learning. Eurocreator is an educational initiative designed to encourage European students and teachers to create audio, video or animation pieces and share their experiences. There is a special section to help teachers through examples and tutorials.


This is the official online European contact point for everyone interested or involved in eTwinning. It is a virtual meeting point for the exchange of information between schools, and it provides all the tools and services necessary for schools to find partners, resources, advice, help, and information, and even to build eTwinning projects in partnership with each other.
The information is available in all European languages.


The MEDEA Awards are annual awards aimed at encouraging innovation and good practice in the use of media in education, for more information see This year the European Commission's Lifelong Learning Programme is sponsoring the European Collaboration Award to highlight the value of cross-border collaboration and to recognise the impact such collaboration can have in increasing understanding and enhancing the European dimension. This award is aimed at all types of educational media projects and media products that have been created and used in a Pan-European context resulting from the collaboration of institutions or organisations in 2 or more European countries. This award will recognise the role European collaboration plays in stimulating interest in creating media-enhanced educational activities. The judges will pay particular attention to the European dimension, the added value of collaborating or learning across borders with or about multimedia for learning.
The European Collaboration Award is open to anyone participating in the MEDEA Awards 2009. In the submission form, please indicate that you submit your entry also for this special European Collaboration Award. A special group of judges from the MEDEA Judging Panel will assess these entries separately.
Your entry needs to be submitted online via the MEDEA Awards web site> before the closing date: 30 September 2009 (12pm). Those short-listed for this Award will be notified at the beginning of November and will be invited to take part in the Awards Ceremony taking place in the beginning of December 2009. During this ceremony the final winner will be announced. Prizes will include the MEDEA European Collaboration Award as well as equipment and software.

Sponsors of the MEDEA Awards 2009 - Media in Education
Initiatives and Projects:Re.ViCa, Reviewing (traces of) European Virtual Campuses
Virtual Campuses inventory, Lessons Learned and Critical Success Factors
MEDEA:EU, enhancing the European dimension of the MEDEA Awards
EduTubePlus, a European curriculum related video library and hybrid e-services for the pedagogical exploitation of video in class
SoRuraLL, Social Networking Supporting Lifelong Learning in Rural Regions

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