Despite all the challenges that the pandemic has brought, we are happy to end the year with anticipation for our new programme MOTIVATE!. While the pandemic still limits mobility in the higher education sector, it has also shown us how we can use digitalisation to enable international collaboration and networking without having to rely on physical mobility. With MOTIVATE! we have developed a programme that digitally connects students from different countries and enables transnational and cultural experiences that are a valuable part of teacher education training – especially in the face of an increasingly globalised and heterogeneous society and classroom. We are currently working intensively on preparing the launch of our new digital tandem programme.