• Dr. Neli Koleva, Chief Officer of Public Partnerships at Teach For Bulgaria, Prof. Galin Tsokov from Plovdiv University, Rosen Bogomilov, Teach For Bulgaria alum and history teacher, and Denitsa Kombishkova, English teacher and current participant in the program and in the NEWTT pilot, took part in the panel to share their experience with over 400 guests attending the annual Education Conference which took place in Sofia on Nov 10, 2017.
  • The NEWTT project was one of the highlights of the 'Education Rewrites the Story' Conference hosted by Teach For Romania in November 2017. Neli Koleva, Lead Project Manager from Teach For Bulgaria was invited to speak about the project in her capacity as Lead of the NEWTT Consortium to an audience that included School Principals, Teach For Romania participants and staff, Government Officials and students.
  • The "New Ways into Teaching: Gemeinsam Zukunft bilden" event took place in Austria on the 4th April 2017 and was organized by our Austrian project partners Teach For Austria (TFA), the Federation of Austrian Industries (FAI) and the Vienna Board of Education (VBE).

Welcome to NEWTT!

The “New Way for New Talents in Teaching” project, also named NEWTT, was proposed to define innovative, value-added ways to bring new talent into teaching, and ultimately provide a meaningful solution for EU-wide challenges in providing equal access to school education due to teacher shortages, teaching quality and limited teacher force diversity. This project is co-financed by the European Union through the Erasmus+ grant and is run by a consortium of 15 partners. 

NEWTT consists of piloting and testing different alternative pathways to teacher certification in 5 European countries (Austria, Bulgaria, Latvia, Romania, and the Basque Region of Spain) that are currently or will soon be facing shortages of effective teachers overall and especially in schools serving underprivileged communities (e.g., poor students, students from ethnic minorities, students from disadvantaged groups).

In this website, you can find more information about the NEWTT project, the national pilots and consortium partners involved, and all related news and events. If you have any questions or comments about the project, please do not hesitate to reach out via our  Contact Us page.

Forty-five teacher mentors and school principals from 17 schools took part in the two-day NEWTT mentorship training in Sofia in the beginning of February. Dr. Neli Koleva, Chief officer of Public Partnerships at Teach For Bulgaria, delivered a presentation about NEWTT - goals, design, impact, and preliminary results. The mentors and school principals had the opportunity to discuss and work in small groups, moderated by professors from Plovdiv University. All participants received a certificate for their active participation and successful completion of the two-day mentorship training.     
Founder and CEO of Teach For Bulgaria, Evgenia Peeva-Kirova presented NEWTT at a panel during the first European Education Summit in Brussels on Jan 25, 2018, in Brussels. The Summit was hosted by Tibor Navracsics, EU Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport and was attended by EU education ministers, education practitioners, stakeholders and business leaders. Tibor Navracsics opened with the following statement: “After years of crisis, education is back where it belongs: on top of the European agenda.” The Bulgarian Minister of Education and Science, Krasimir Valchev, also gave...
On January 25th 2018, Teach For Austria, the Vienna Board of Education and the Federation of Austrian Industries held  the dissemination event "New Ways into teaching. Gemeinsam Zukunft bilden" in the House of the European Union in Vienna.     More than 80 participants came together to learn more about the NEWTT project, its’ first results and discuss alternative pathways into teaching with trainees of the pilot, project partners and important players of the Austrian education system - such as representatives of the Austrian national and regional school authorities (e.g. Ministry of Education...