ENTO is a European network which brings together training for local and regional authorities, virtually bringing together the member states of the Council of Europe.

The Council of Europe’s first project, Ento has been an independent association since 1995, bringing together a wide variety of people, including organizations with years of training experience and relatively recent institutions with their own specialties.



ENTO Distanced-Talks

Covid-19 is putting under pressure our training institutions. There are many challenges to cope with: how to rapidly switch to distance-learning? How to deal with financial issues? Which tools to use? In these weeks we have been all committed in finding creative ways to bring on our work. Maybe it is now time for a […]

Summer school in Czech Republic

Last 8-10 October Institut Praha organized a kick-off meeting for launching the idea of an Erasmus+ project aimed at developing a summer school for trainers in public administration subjects. ENTO, in the person of its President, was invited to participate. Here after some more details from Eva Ferrarová and Lukáš Jirsa . The Institute for […]

Studylab: meeting with Mr. Margvelashvili, former President of Georgia

Meeting a former Chief of State in a very informal and pleasant talk doesn’t happen every day. But that happened during the StudyLab in Tbilisi. We met Mr. Giorgi Margvelashvili, President of Georgia from 2013 to 2018, in the Georgian Institute of Public Administration (GIPA). The talk offered the chance to discuss about Georgia political […]

StudyLab: an innovative one-stop-shop for citizens in Tbilisi

Driving to Tbilisi city centre from the Airport, it is difficult for a newcomer not to ask to the taxidriver what are the astonishing modern buildings on the way for. They are mostly police stations and ministers headquarters. Most of them are built of glass: it is a clear metaphor of the wave of transparency […]


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Council of Europe

The Council of Europe  is an international organisation whose stated aim is to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe. Founded in 1949, it has 47 member states, with a population of approximately 820 million, and operates with an annual budget of approximately 500 million euros.

Congress of Local and Regional Authorities

The Congress of Local and Regional Authorities is an institution of the Council of Europe, responsible for strengthening local and regional democracy in its 47 member states and assessing the application of the European Charter of Local Self-Government.

Centre of Expertise for Good Governance

The Centre of Expertise helps European countries deliver good local and regional governance and promotes European standards and best practice in the field.