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.



CNFPT launches the 1st Barometer of Local Institutional Reforms in Europe !

The CNFPT is very pleased to present the results of its first major European barometer of local institutional reforms in Europe realized in collaboration with the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA). This barometer aims to show in a concise and simple way the main parameters of the horizontal and vertical organization […]

ENTO StudyLab – 23-26 October 2018 – Slavutych (Ukraine)

On 26-27 October 2018, the European Network of Training Organizations will organize its second Study Lab in Slavutych – Ukrainian youngest city. The Study Labs, launched for the first time in 2018, can really give the chance to develop new knowledge and skills, but also networking and cooperation. The Study Lab was developed as real learning experience, as […]

Summer Lab in Charleroi (Belgium): a great learning and working experience

The first ENTO SummerLab, held in Charleroi (Belgium) on 6-8 June 2018, was a great success. I offered also the chance to learn something interesting about the local authorities sector in Belgium. Three moments were particularly meaningful in this regard: The visit to the Municipality of Charleroi and the meeting with Ms. Pauline Carit, member […]

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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’.