Spread Share - Connecting Trainers of Deaf Pupils in Europe



European Commission, Erasmus+



Project number




Project leader

Thomas Lydell-Olsen




European Sign Language Centre (Örebro/Sweden) (Coord.)
Doncaster College for the Deaf (United Kingdom)
CIIE – Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Educativas, Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto (Porto/Portugal)
Stední škola, Základní škola a Mateská škola (Hradec Králové/Czech Republic)
Kauno Kurciuju ir Neprigirdinciuju Ugdymo Centras (Kaunas/Lithuania)
Mert Öztüre isitme Engelliler Meslek Lisesi (Izmir/Turkey)
Rheinisch-Westfälisches Berufskolleg Essen RWB (Essen/Germany)
Kuulmispuudega Laste Õpetajate Selts (Tallin/Estonia)
Polski Zwiazek Gluchych Osszial Lodzki (Lodz/Poland)
Táknsmiðjan ehf (Reykjavik/Iceland)
Università Ca'Foscari Venezia (Veneza/Italy)
Universitaet Klagenfurt (Klagenfurt/Austria)
Savez gluhih i nagluhih Grada Zagreba (Zagreb/Croatia)
Universite Rennes II Haute Bretagne (Rennes/France)



Team (PT)

Orquídea Coelho (PI)
Bruno Mendes




36 months
Start date: 1 September 2015
End date: 31 August 2018








Spread Share is a continuation of the EU-project SpreadtheSign, which started in 2006. Spread Share is an Erasmus+-project which started in September 2015 and will be finished in August 2018. The project coordinator is the European Sign Language Centre in Sweden; 13 other European countries participate in this project.

The main purpose of Spread Share is the development of a platform where teachers of the deaf will be able to exchange (up- and download) documents and sign language videos Europe-wide for free. The resulting network will give these teachers the opportunity to share learning materials cross-nationally. This interaction between the teachers will contribute to an improved education of deaf students.

In addition to the platform, each participating country will add 1000 signs/words of cities, sights, etc. into Google Maps. This way Spread Share will support deaf people when travelling and reduce the barriers of communication when staying in foreign countries.