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Comenius School Partnerships


From Waterford Ireland to Ciudad Real, Spain from Léargas on Vimeo.

Students from CBS Tramore, Waterford visited their Comenius partners in Instituto de Educación Secundaria "Ribera del Bullaque", Ciudad Real, Spain in October 2012. While they were there, the local TV station ran an item on the visit. This is clip of that item.

Comenius School Partnerships enable Irish schools to create partnerships with other European schools to work on projects which are pedagogically relevant and encourage intercultural exchange. These projects must involve some form of travel for the pupils and teachers involved, and take place over a period of two years.
There are two types of Comenius School Partnerships:
  • Bilateral  - where two schools work together
  • Multilateral - where three or more schools work together


Partnerships help students and teachers to acquire and improve skills not only in the subject area on which the project is focussed, but also in teamwork, social relations, planning and undertaking project activities and using information and communication technologies (ICT).

Working with schools from different countries also gives pupils and teachers the opportunity to practice foreign languages and increases their motivation towards language learning.

Lump sum funding is awarded to successful applicants based on undertaking a minimum number of mobilities. Please select the "Partnership type" that best corresponds to your partnership work plan for the whole two-year duration. The sizes of partnerships and the grants awarded to successful Irish schools are:

Multilateral Comenius School Partnerships

  • Minimum of 4 mobilities €8,000
  • Minimum of 8 mobilities €12,000
  • Minimum of 12 mobilities €16,000
  • Minimum of 24 mobilities €22,000
Bilateral Comenius School Partnerships
  • Minimum of 12 mobilities €16,000
  • Minimum of 24 mobilities €22,000