• On the 14th of January more than 140 people gathered in Bilbao to share, debate and learn from education experts and Empieza por Educar participants' experiences. And on 19th and on 25th of January, in San Sebastian and Bilbao respectively, 10 participants of the Basque pilot, had the chance to share with their colleagues of the Teachers Máster of Deusto University their experience in the innovative pathway in teacher training that the Basque Country is testing (one of our main collaborators).
  • Teach For Romania hosted the Conference ‘Our Impact in Education’ on 3rd of June 2016 which gathered over 340 participants and launched the Movement for Performance in Education.
  • Teach For All and Teach For Bulgaria co-hosted Teach For All’s annual Global Conference in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria, on October 25-27, 2016. Conference participants had the opportunity to explore the theme of “Reimagining Education” through dynamic workshops and discussions on different topics, including on NEWTT.

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.


On October 19th 2016 the Vienna Board of Edcuation invited Austrian participants of the pilot to an official reception. The Teach for Austria teachers used the possibility to present their aims and tasks to Jürgen Czernohorszky the Chairman of the Vienna Board of Education. It was a great opportunity to step back and look at the past steps taken in the Erasmus+ project (recruiting, selection, Summer institute etc. etc.) and to reflect on upcoming challenges.


The new bipartisan political agreement sign in November in the Basque Country has decided to include and give full support to the NEWTT project as one of the main contributors to the education priority 2016-2020 around “improving the training and stability of teachers”. You can read more here (page 33).

On April 4th 2017 the "New Ways into Teaching: Gemeinsam Zukunft bilden" event will take place in Vienna. This event is organized by the three Austrian project partners Teach For Austria, Vienna Board of Education and Federation of Austrian Industries in order to promote the NEWTT project.

The keynote will be delivered by Marie Hamer (Institute for Teaching, UK) who will be speaking about new ways into teacher training. The entire event will be focusing on exploring different ways into teaching.

Please note: The event will be in German, except for the keynote speech by Marie Hamer which will be done in English.



Title: New Ways into Teaching:Gemeinsam Zukunft bilden

Date: 4th April 2017, 3p.m. – 7p.m.

Location: Haus der Industrie, Schwarzenbergplatz 4, 1031 Vienna


Registration:  If you are interested in participating in the event please send an e-mail to veranstaltung@teachforaustria.at by March 17th at the latest.