Benefiting from experiences or expanding on a topic together: experts from across Europe met at the Contact Seminar in Tallinn to discuss cooperation within the framework of Erasmus+

Digital school is a reality: teachers from all over Europe are being faced with similar challenges but are reacting to them in different ways. A good enough reason to share their own experiences and ideas, to reflect together and, based on that, to carry out innovative new plans. The Contact Seminar of 17.-20.9.2017 in Tallinn offered an opportunity for exchange. There, teachers, people involved at various levels of education and experts from the field of digital technologies got together for the purpose of widening their network and planning future cooperation projects within the framework of Erasmus+, the European Union programme for education. It’s no coincidence they were invited to Estonia, a highly technologised country where they already vote electronically and any communication with the State takes place by digital means. Inspired by the startup-friendly environment, numerous outline projects emerged from the gathering of more than 70 participants from 21 European countries:

  • Exchange of digital learning materials to develop the social skills of school pupils
  • Analysis of the effect of the use of digital media in the classroom
  • Development of a learning game for individualised, integrated teaching
  • Exchange project between primary school classes using digital platforms

Swiss participants were also there at the Contact Seminar. Roger Mäder, from the imedias advice centre of the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz (FHNW), benefited from the exchange with the Estonian office for the promotion of ICT in education and established contacts with partners for a future job-shadowing project.

Are you interested in a cooperation project?

If you would like to take part in a cooperation project in the digital school sphere, register with Nadine Habegger, Project collaborator School Education ( / 032 462 00 63).

Participation in Contact Seminars in Europe is open to representatives from Swiss institutions at all levels of education. Participants interested in searching for partners are financially supported by Movetia. Further information on this is available online

Forthcoming Contact Seminars:

“Strategic partnership Plus-innovation in education” – Bucharest (RO), 21st - 25th November 2017

Open to parties involved in all levels of education who are interested in transnational cooperation projects to promote innovations in the education system.

“Behind the scenes of the teachers' education – new challenges in Europe”, Warsaw (PL), 29th November - 1st December 2017

The Contact Seminar is aimed at institutions working in the field of training teachers, headmasters and headmistresses and school teachers. Its objective is to improve the quality of teacher training through transnational cooperation.

If you are interested in taking part in a Contact Seminar, please get in touch directly:
032 462 00 50