Innovation in Education

European Schoolnet’s remit is to support mainstreaming teaching and learning practice aligned with 21st century standards and expectations for the education of all students. 

Besides the work of European Schoolnet Observatory on policy research, our organisation promotes innovation in education mostly by implementing joint innovative pilot projects. This set of activities enables European Schoolnet to position itself as a ‘think tank’ that is able to help Ministries develop policies to support the educational reform process at European level based on evidence and facts.

In January 2012, we launched in our Brussels premises, the Future Classroom Lab, a fully equipped, reconfigurable, teaching and learning space developed by European Schoolnet, its 30 supporting Ministries of Education and several leading educational technology providers. It has been designed as a “Living Lab’ for how ICT can be implemented in schools and where policy makers, ICT suppliers, teachers and educational researchers can come together to:

  • find concrete evidence and data for effective use of technology in schools on which to base policy recommendations
  • support schools and teachers in their teaching practices
  • develop a network of schools engaged in the validation of innovative approaches on how to use technology in classes.
Around the Future Classroom Lab, a series of EU funded projects aims at tackling the issue of mainstreaming innovation in schools though pilot activities, exchange of best practices, training sessions on site and online as well as designing new learning activities and products:

  • iTEC - Designing the Classroom of the future (2010-2014)
    Involves education ministries, technology providers and research organisations to bring about transformation in learning and teaching through the strategic application of learning technology
  • CPDLab project (2011-2013)
    Delivers three training courses for teachers in the areas of: Interactive Whiteboards, E-Safety and Future Classroom Scenarios
  • Living Schools Lab(2012-2014)
    Develops a pan-European network of schools for scaling up best practice and supporting action-based research in education

  • Creative Classrooms Lab (2013-2015)
    Provides coherent strategies in how implementing tablets can support innovative 1:1 pedagogies and teaching approaches and be integrated in national ICT programmes.


 See all our projects related to Innovation.


  • FCLab
  • FCLab
  • eTwinning
  • SEG
  • Insafe
  • Insafe
  • Insafe
  • iTEC
  • KeyCoNet
  • Scientix
  • NanOpinion
  • Creative Schools Lab
  • SENnet
  • Smile
  • U4Energy
  • Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs
  • Europeana Creative
  • Entrepreneurial Schools
  • eSafety Label
  • eSkills Week
  • RRI tools
  • GlobalExcursion
  • Amgen
  • Living Schools Lab
  • LRE
  • Chemistry: All about You
  • Kodu Kup Europe
  • LangOER
  • TASK


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