• ExE were invited to participate in the “VIII University conference on educational innovation” at Deusto University on April 18th 2018 to present the NEWTT pilot as a product of the collaboration between ExE and Deusto University.
  • 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.

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.

The closing conference of the Erasmus+ policy experimentation project “A New Way for New Talents in Teaching (NEWTT)” took place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on March 14, 2019. Over the last 3 years, NEWTT, a consortium of 15 partners – across five European countries and co-financed by the European Union through the Erasmus+ program – designed, implemented, and evaluated five alternative pathways to teacher recruitment and certification. This project was developed in an effort to help find innovative solutions to education challenges felt all over Europe, such as teacher shortages, inconsistent...
Best practices on the recruitment, selection, training, professional support, and retention of motivated teachers were presented at The Future of Education. Driven by the desire to make education in Bulgaria even better, 11 leading organizations joined efforts to organize The Future of Education Conference 2018.The two-day forum took place at the National Palace of Culture in Sofia, Bulgaria, on November 23-24. Over 1000 people registered for the event which gave them the opportunity to meet with representatives from over 30 organizations at a special expo and learn more about a variety of...
NEWTT was presented at the 16th Annual International Comparative Education Conference organized by the Bulgarian Comparative Education Society (BCES). This year the conference took place in Golden Sands, Varna, from June 11 to June 15. The theme “Education in Modern Society” inspired and brought together over 40 scholars and researchers from all over the world who presented their latest research findings, exchanged ideas, and discussed global trends and challenges in the education sector. Dr. Neli Koleva, Chief Officer of Public Partnerships at Teach For Bulgaria and Maya Stoyanova Warner,...