Virtual Exchange workshops in 2023

Virtual Exchange training workshops for school teachers and teacher trainers 

Virtual Exchange refers to the different educational approaches to connecting people from different cultural backgrounds in online collaborative learning. More and more school teachers and university educators are using Virtual Exchange to engage their students in online international learning experiences as part of their studies.The Erasmus+ KA3 project VALIANT (Virtual Innovation and Support Networks for Teachers) has carried out a large-scale study to explore different ways that Virtual Exchange can be used in the contexts of Initial Teacher Education and Continuous Professional Development.

In 2023 we are running a series of workshops throughout Europe to inform educators about Virtual Exchange and about the outcomes of our project. Our workshops will provide a practical, hands-on introduction to Virtual Exchange and how it can be used by in-service school teachers and by teacher trainers in Initial Teacher Education. Participants will learn about the different approaches to Virtual Exchange and the steps which educators need to take to engage their own students in these exciting online intercultural learning projects.

Who are the workshops for?

  • School teachers interested in learning how to engage their students in online communication with classes from other countries 
  • Teacher trainers working  at Faculties of Education and in Centres of Continuous Professional Development
  • School management and university management interested in promoting innovative and international approaches to teaching

Locations and Dates:

University of Education (PH) Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany: 5 May 2023. More information here.
Santiago de Compostela, Spain: 22/23 May 2023
Slovenia, 8-9 June 2023 More information here (Our workshop will take place on day 2 of the event.)
Universidade do Algarve, Portugal: 10 July 2023 More information here and online registration here.
Malmö University, Sweden: 29 September 2023. More information here. 

Workshops are free to attend. The working language of the workshops is English.

Information on how to register for each of the workshops will be published here as it becomes available. For any special enquiries, contact

You can learn more about the VALIANT project and what we are aiming to achieve by watching this short video.