European Network Training Organisations for Local and Regional Authorities

March 4th, 2022

Posted In: News, News Member


ENTO StudyLabs & StudyLabs Talks

In order to offer for a possibility for continuous exchanges under ENTO’s StudyLab, ENTO is pleased to present you the StudyTalks.

They consists in a series of on-line appointments aimed at meeting people who can offer us some interesting perspectives.

The first meeting is with the Council of Europe, specifically with the Centre of Expertise on Good Governance. It will take place on 24 February from 1.30 pm to 3 pm.

The Centre of Expertise on Good Governance, which has been partner of ENTO in many initiatives, will through this webinar be very interesting to learn from their perspective which are the main needs, key-priorities and forthcoming activities in the field of local governance.

An opportunity for each of us to set how close is our personal “strategic plan” to the one of a key player in the European context.

More details and registration 

February 14th, 2022

Posted In: News

It is time to restart meeting!

One year later because of the pandemic Istituto della formazione continuaENTO, and the partners of the Interreg Project “GovernaTIVA” are very happy to welcome you to the StudyLab 2021 in Ticino (Switzerland).

StudyLabs have always been events for meeting, visiting on field and sharing.

After Slavutich-Chernobil (Ukraine)Strasbourg (France)-Kehl (Germany) and Tbilisi (Georgia), this time it is up to Ticino (Switzerland) to host a new StudyLab.

As usual, the 2021 StudyLab focuses on a specific topic.

Today, it sounds useful to think about how local governance, and consequently training for local authorities, is going to change, considering lessons learned from the “stress test” represented by pandemic.

More info –> https://entostudylab.org/

August 24th, 2021

Posted In: News


Rendez-vous les 1er et 2 juillet 2021 à Bruxelles !


Sous  l’exceptionnel double patronage de l’UNESCO et du Vice-Président de la Commission européenne Margaritis SCHINÁS,  cet événement est aussi  réalisé avec la collaboration du CONSEIL DE L’EUROPE, de l’UIL : Institut de l’UNESCO pour l’apprentissage tout au long de la vie, de l’ICAE : Conseil International pour l’Education des Adultes, de la LLLP : Lifelong Learning Platform, de la FEDE : Fédération Européenne Des Ecoles, de CPMC : CoProgress Management Corporation (Chine), de la CCLAM : Chambre de Commerce Latino-Américaine, de l’Université d’Etat de St Pétersbourg, de CR&DALL (Université de Gasgow), et du CENTRE INFFO, et avec de autres nombreux soutiens.

Au cours de deux journées,  66 experts internationaux interviendront, en plénières et en ateliers thématiques d’échange d’expériences, de réflexion collective et de prospective.

Les échanges seront traduits simultanément en 4 langues : français, anglais, espagnol, chinois.

Envie d’en savoir plus? Cliquez sur ce lien

June 24th, 2021

Posted In: News

In the bureau meeting held on 8th July 2020 it was decided the rescheduling of the Activity Plan for 2020 in view of the uncertainty linked to the Corona Virus emergency. Although the big constraints in travelling and in gathering people, we are strongly committed to keep on working and offering our students and participants increased opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills.

As we shared during the ENTO Distanced Talks in May, the new conditions have been urging us to innovate, both in contents and methods, our training activities.

ENTO wants to stand by its members in pursuing these challenges.

We are glad to propose you a new creative way of delivering the traditional appointment of ENTO StudyLab and General Assembly: the ENTO Distanced-Lab.

The ENTO Distanced-Lab is intended as an opportunity for experimentation and research, in the field of innovative training methods and contents for local and regional authorities.

We ask you to share within the ENTO network the most innovative training initiatives that you have been developing for coping with the challenges posed by Covid-19 crisis.

We are keen on participating to training sessions that are meaningful examples of new formats, new contents, new ways of engaging participants, new opportunities offered by ICT tools.


We want to schedule:

  • an overall ENTO catalogue
  • of distanced training sessions (max 1,5 hours long)
  • offered by different ENTO members from different countries
  • from  15th October to 13th November (the original date for ENTO General Assembly)
  • open to trainers, politicians, civil servants… from all around Europe

The call

In order to compose the catalogue, we ask you to propose at least one training session each to be included in the catalogue.

The training session:

  • is scheduled from  15th October to 13th November
  • deals with topics connected with local and regional authorities training
  • is delivered in distance learning format
  • is in English or in another language
  • is a meaningful example of your innovation strategy
  • is accessible for free to trainers, students and participants from other ENTO members.

Deadline: 30 September 2020

Do not hesitate!

Send us your proposal of training session using the “Presentation Form” attached.

September 1st, 2020

Posted In: News

This year the two-years term of ENTO bureau is expiring and new elections will be held during the next General Assembly on 13 November 2020.

The General Assembly will be held in distanced mode and all instructions will be sent with the agenda and the list of candidatures.

Since now, following ENTO Rules of procedures, people who are interested in running for the office of President and/or ENTO Bureau member can post their candidature.

Specifically, candidatures have to send:

  •  the declaration form (attached below) properly filled in;
  •  a CV 

to paolo.crugnola@ti.ch by the 1 October 2020.

Candidatures may be made for more than one office, i.e. President and Bureau member.

All ordinary members who have paid their fees will be eligible to stand for election and vote in an election.

September 1st, 2020

Posted In: News

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 useful sharing of experience. That is why ENTO is proposing its “Distanced Talks”: on-line meetings for learning from each other and getting new insights.

Let’s start with 2 pilot “Distanced talks”

ENTO members’ who are eager to present their experience (10 minutes max) in one of the two Talks are heartily welcomed: please, send an email to paolo.crugnola@edu.ti.ch


Emergency strategies: what has been working?

 Thursday, 7 May 2020, at 16:00 – 17:30 (CET – Central Europe Time)


–    Government strategies for coping with Coronavirus in training: what is going on?

–    Smart working for internals: which measures? How to coordinate the work?

–    E-learning platforms, video conferencing, etc.: what works better?

–    Lessons and exams in distance: under which conditions are they valid?

–    Financial issues: what about fees? What about funds available?


Training methods in distance learning


Thursday, 14 May 2020, at 14:00 – 15:30 (CET – Central Europe Time)


–    How is training changing?

–    Which tools are available?

–    How keeping students and participants engaged?

–    What kind of examinations?

–    …



Benoit Cathala, Centre National de la Formation Publique Territoriale, France



· Zhana Antia, Georgian Institute of Public Administration, Georgia

· Pierre Petit, Conseil Regional de la Formation, Belgium

· Ljubo Runjic, Polytechnic of Sibenik, Croatia




Giorgi Meskhidze, Civitas Georgica, Georgia



· Zelijka Halak, College of applied sciences, Croatia

· Gert Fieguth, Kehl University of Applied Science, Germany



Who can participate

All ENTO members’ staff (managers, trainers, officials) is invited to take part to the meeting (free admission): please share the above link to whom is interested.



May 5th, 2020

Posted In: News, Uncategorized

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 Public Administration Prague is going to organize the first year of the “Summer School of Training in Public Administration“, which will take place in the Czech Republic on 18th – 22nd August 2020.

The Summer School that is intended for representatives of training institutions in public administration will offer a combination of professional training and social programme. It will involve a common forum as well as parallel workshops and our aim is to focus on topics such as Modern trends and training tools in public administration (eLearning, bLearning, mLearning, training applications etc.) and their utilization and suitability; Dislocation of training and tailor-made courses, training of lecturers; Training of officials in the area of work with disadvantaged groups and accessibility of authorities. Moreover, the overarching topic will focus on Social status of officials in participating countries.

The Summer School is free of charge, participants are just asked to ensure and cover their travel arrangements and costs. The accommodation and catering will be provided.

Herewith, the ENTO members are cordially invited to the Summer School and due to the format of this event their spouses and partners are welcome too.

In case of your interest and/or if you have any questions please contact the members of the organization team Ms. Eva Ferrarová (e-mail: e.fer@institutpraha.cz) and Mr. Lukáš Jirsa (e-mail: l.jir@institutpraha.cz) as soon as possible.

December 18th, 2019

Posted In: News

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 and administrative system, about the reforms that are on the line, about the challenges for the future. We also exploited Mr. Margvelashvili personal experience to talk about relations between citizens and politicians, political parties and institutions.

Some unconventional insights came out. As an example: who can benefit from the bad image politicians have in front of the public opinion not only in Georgia? How can any sustainable improvement in the quality of policies and administration come out from such a negative mood against politics? There are so many seminars and trainings on tools and methods for fostering citizens participation but we risk not to notice the biggest threat to active involvement of “people of good will” as politicians.

A good topic for ENTO in 2020.

December 18th, 2019

Posted In: News

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 and anticorruption which accompanied public authorities reforms in the past twenty years.

Among those special buildings, there is one that resemble a mushrooms cluster. It stands close to the river Mtkvari, in the city centre. For those professionally committed to public administration issues, it is definitely worth a visit. Not just for its architectural value (it was designed by the internationally recognized archistar Massimiliano Fuksas), but for what happens inside.

The “mushrooms cluster” is the public services one-stop-shop in Tbilisi. If you are a Georgian Citizen and you need your passport, your ID card, or any other administrative document, you can just step in such amazing building, find very kind stewards and hostesses who guide you to the proper desk and ask what you need.

No queues, a kinder area, a cafeteria are inside. But if you just need to pick-up your document, don’t waste time looking for a parking: you can drive in and get what you need from a drive-in desk on the back of the building.

As a group of experts in public administration, of course we discussed a lot about pros and cons of such an “unconventional” way of delivering public services.

What ever the final opinion is, that is a case study which cannot be missed. At the best of our knowledge, there is nothing similar in any other European country.

Definitely a value-added of ENTO StudyLab.

December 18th, 2019

Posted In: News

Next Page »