Participating Countries: Europe
iEARN-Armenia is coordinated out of the National Children's Library in Yerevan, with financial support from the Open Society Foundation. Several professional development workshops have been held for teachers from communities across the country.
iEARN Austria has a small number of participating schools, most of them in St. Poelten. iEARN Austria started a new project 5 years ago that has already been shared by hundreds of participants in more than 50 countries: “DON'T WASTE – CREATE”. See more on our website!
iEARN in Belarus is a non-profit organization with close ties to educational and youth institutions which involves approximately three hundred belarussian students annually in collaborative national and international project work.
With assistance from the Open Society Institute, GEARN (Georgian Education and Resource Network, iEARN-Georgia) started project work with schools in 2000, and have since created a discussion forum in Georgian.
Working with the Open Society Institute and the Soros Foundation, since 1995 iEARN has established an iEARN Center in Lithuania, involving 20 schools in Vilnius, Kaunas and other cities.
Teachers and students in Moldova started working on iEARN projects in 1999, in part through an iEARN project to provide professional development workshops which were financially supported by the U.S. State Department.
Working with the Open Society Institute and the Soros Foundation since 1995, iEARN has established an iEARN Center in Warsaw, Poland, within the "Internet for Schools" initiative, involving hundreds of schools throughout the country
iEARN involves schools in Lisbon, as well as other cities in Portugal. These schools have created a Portuguese language discussion group in iEARN for interaction with schools in Brazil and Mozambique.
Russia was one of the founding members of iEARN. Schools in Moscow and New York State first established educational links in 1988. Participating iEARN schools are in the Moscow area, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, as well as elsewhere in the country.
The iEARN-Slovenia Center was established in 1996 by the Soros Foundation. The program is now supported by the Ministry of Education and Sport and by the Slovenian National Educational Institute.
iEARN in Spain has been active since 1989 and is based in Callús (Barcelona), Catalunya. iEARN-Pangea has worked to involve schools in the region and has created a telecommunications network called "Pangea" to promote values like solidarity and cooperation and others through the internet.
iEARN in Turkey is a teacher and student-driven network representing all provinces in Turkey. It originally evolved from work starting in 1990 after the Ministry of National Education launched "the Computer Assisted Education Project."
iEARN-UK is a registered charity that works with young people in schools, colleges and other youth organisations. Through projects and forums we aim to bring young people together to increase common understanding; to share ideas and to celebrate cultural identity – similarities and differences.
Working with the Open Society Institute and the Soros Foundation, iEARN created an iEARN program in Ukraine in 1997, which is based in Kiev and Karkhov. Teacher trainings have been held for new schools throughout the country. Peace Corps volunteers are active in iEARN projects in a number of schools.