European Network Training Organisations for Local and Regional Authorities

ENTO is a European network grouping together the local and regional authority training establishments of virtually all of the Council of Europe’s member states.

First thought up by the Council of Europe, ENTO has, since 1995, been an independent association grouping a very wide variety of members, among them both organisations with years of training experience and relatively recent institutions with their own specialities.

From this diversity springs a wide-ranging network within which members can exchange ideas and pool experience with other persons or bodies active in the same field, but with a different fund of knowledge.



2018 ENTO General Assembly

The annual official meeting of ENTO took place in Slavutych on 24th October. Hereafter the Annual Management Report presented during the Assembly. Dear Friends, I am convinced that the main result the Annual Management Report has to record for 2018 is the First ENTO StudyLab we have been experiencing here in Slavutych (Ukraine). Obviously it […]

Election of new bureau 2018-2020

During the 2018 General Assembly, new elections of the Bureau were held. In the following bureau meeting of 27th October specific charges within the bureau were decided. Here is the new team: Paolo CRUGNOLA, President Pierre PETIT, Vice-President in charge of relations with Western European members Giorgi MESKHIDZE, Vice-President in charge of relations with Eastern […]

2018 ENTO StudyLab: a big success

On 22-26 October 2018 the first experience of ENTO studyLab took place in Ukraine. 20 participants from different countries participated to sessions, workshops and visits in Kiev and Slavutych. A special experience was the visit to the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant: a touching excursion for everyone. All the presentations and some pictures are available on

Archive newsletters



December 2018


A newsletter that informs, announces, reminds, advises, instructs, advertises, and communicates …

The newsletter of ENTO is a short publication that contains specific information about the organization of ENTO and its activities.


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Council of Europe

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe In 1994, the Council of Europe established the Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (CRAE) as consultative body to replace the former Standing Conference of Local and Regional Authorities. The Congress helps new members with practical aspects of their progress towards establishing effective local and regional government. ENTO enjoys privileged relationship with the CLRAE, providing support to its assistance programmes with regard to training of staff and elected representatives of local and regional authorities (more…CE site, CLRAE).

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe

The Council of Europe is an intergovernmental organisation, which aims at protecting human rights, pluralist democracy and the rule of law. Established on 5 May 1949 by ten member States, the Council of Europe has now 47 member countries. The Council of Europe should not be confused with European Union. The two organisations are quite distinct. The 27 European states, however, are all members of the Council of Europe. The Palais de l’Europe in Strasbourg (France) is the Council of Europe’s headquarters

European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP)

Cedefop’s mission is to support development of European VET policies and contribute to their implementation. Cedefop’s strategic objective is to ‘strengthen European cooperation and support the European Commission, Member States and social partners in designing and implementing policies for an attractive VET that promotes excellence and social inclusion’.