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1   Link   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).
2   Link   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
3   Link   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’.

The strategic objective is supported by three medium-term priorities for 2012-14:

- Supporting modernisation of VET systems
- Careers and transitions – Continuing VET, adult and work-based learning
- Analysing skills and competence needs to inform VET provision

The medium-term priorities guide the activities of Cedefop’s annual work programmes and ensure continuity of work allowing the necessary flexibility to respond to changing needs.
4   Link   Eurydice (Network on Education Systems & Policies in Europe)
The Eurydice Network provides information on and analyses of European education systems and policies. As from 2013 it consists of 40 national units based in all 36 countries participating in the EU's Lifelong Learning programme (EU Member States, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Iceland, Montenegro, Serbia, Turkey, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). It is co-ordinated and managed by the EU Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency in Brussels, which drafts its studies and provides a range of online resources.
5   Link   European Training Foundation (ETF)
The European Training Foundation is a decentralised agency of the European Union based in Turin, Italy. It was established by Council Regulation No. 1360 in 1990 recast No. 1339 in 2008 to contribute to the development of the education and training systems of the EU partner countries. It became operational in 1994 in its premises of Villa Gualino. The ETF currently employs approximately 130 staff and has an annual budget of about 18 million €. Madlen Serban is Director of the ETF since 1 July 2009.

Our mission is to help transition and developing countries to harness the potential of their human capital through the reform of education, training and labour market systems in the context of the Eu's external relations policy.

We base our work on the conviction that human capital development in a lifelong learning perspective can make a fundamental contribution to increasing prosperity, creating sustainable growth and encouraging social inclusion in transition and developing countries.

We recruit and deploy experts from multiple disciplines to handle complex and multidimensional topics in a team environment, in order to create new knowledge, insight and solutions.
6   Link   Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning (CRELL)
The Centre for Research on Lifelong Learning (CRELL) was established in 2005 in order to provide expertise in the field of indicator-based evaluation and monitoring of education and training systems and their contribution to the achievement of Community objectives specified in the Lisbon Agenda and more recently in the EU2020 agenda as regards this domain. CRELL combines expertise in the fields of economics, econometrics, education, social sciences and statistics in an interdisciplinary approach to research.
7   Link   Economics of Education in Europe (EENEE)
EENEE is a network of leading European centres and experts on economics of education. As an EU Think Tank, EENEE is sponsored by the [External Link] European Commission, Directorate General Education and Culture (DG EAC) and coordinated by the Ifo Institute. EENEE’s mandate is to give policy advice to the European Commission, to disseminate knowledge on the economics of education in Europe, and to further research in the economics of education in Europe.
8   Link   Network of Experts in Social Sciences of Education & Training (NESSE)
NESSE is a network of scholars working on social aspects of education and training. It was set up in 2007 after a Call for Tenders by European Commission's Directorate General for Education and Culture. The Institut National de Recherche Pédagogique (INRP, France) is responsible for the coordination of the network. Professor Roger Dale (Bristol) is currently the network's scientific coordinator.

NESSE's mission is to advise and support the European Commission in the analysis of educational policies and reforms , and to consider their implications at national, regional and European level. NESSE also contributes to the dissemination of knowledge on social aspects of education and training.
9   Link   Directorate for Education and Skills (OECD)
The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.

The OECD provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. We work with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change. We measure productivity and global flows of trade and investment. We analyse and compare data to predict future trends. We set international standards on a wide range of things, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.

We look, too, at issues that directly affect the lives of ordinary people, like how much they pay in taxes and social security, and how much leisure time they can take. We compare how different countries’ school systems are readying their young people for modern life, and how different countries’ pension systems will look after their citizens in old age.

Drawing on facts and real-life experience, we recommend policies designed to make the lives of ordinary people better. We work with business, through the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD, and with labour, through the Trade Union Advisory Committee. We have active contacts as well with other civil society organisations. The common thread of our work is a shared commitment to market economies backed by democratic institutions and focused on the wellbeing of all citizens. Along the way, we also set out to make life harder for the terrorists, tax dodgers, crooked businessmen and others whose actions undermine a fair and open society.
10   Link   United Nations, Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Putting quality education at the heart of development

Since its creation in 1945, UNESCO’s mission has been to contribute to the building of peace, poverty eradication, lasting development and intercultural dialogue, with education as one of its principal activities to achieve this aim. The Organization is committed to a holistic and humanistic vision of quality education worldwide, the realization of everyone’s right to education, and the belief that education plays a fundamental role in human, social and economic development.
11   Link   Systèmes d'éducation et de formation en Europe

Pour vous informer plus largement sur les systèmes d'éducation et de formation en Europe.
12   Link   EURYDICE - Base de données

Eurypedia est un nouveau produit d'Eurydice dont l'objectif est de présenter l'image la plus complète et la plus précise possible des systèmes éducatifs et des réformes en Europe. Le site couvre 38 systèmes éducatifs dans les 33 pays qui participent au programme de l'Union européenne dans le domaine de l'éducation et de la formation tout au long de la vie (les 28 États membres de l'UE, ainsi que l'Islande, le Liechtenstein, la Norvège, la Suisse et la Turquie).

En choisissant un pays sur la carte interactive, vous accèderez à l'information spécifique relative à un système éducatif national, soit en anglais soit dans la langue du pays. L'information est fournie par l'unité nationale d'Eurydice qui travaille avec le ministère de l'éducation concerné et des experts nationaux.
13   Link   CEDEFOP - Centre européen pour le Développement de la formation Professionnelle

La mission du Cedefop consiste à soutenir le développement des politiques européennes d’EFP et à contribuer à leur mise en œuvre.

L’objectif stratégique du Cedefop est de «renforcer la coopération européenne et de soutenir la Commission européenne, les États membres et les partenaires sociaux dans l’élaboration et la mise en œuvre de politiques pour un EFP attrayant en faveur de l’excellence et de l’inclusion sociale».

L’objectif stratégique est appuyé par trois priorités à moyen terme pour 2012-2014:

- encourager la modernisation des systèmes d’EFP;
- carrières et transitions professionnelles: développer la formation continue, la formation des adultes et la formation par le travail;
-analyser les besoins en matière d’aptitudes et de compétences pour adapter l’EFP.

Les priorités à moyen terme orientent les activités des programmes de travail annuels du Cedefop et garantissent la continuité des travaux en accordant la flexibilité nécessaire pour répondre aux besoins en constante évolution.
14   Link   ETF - Fondation européenne pour la Formation

L'ETF - European Training Foundation est une agence européenne qui aide les pays en transition et en développement d'exploiter le potentiel de leur capital humain grâce à la réforme de l'éducation, de la formation et du marché du travail dans le cadre de la politique de relations extérieures de l'UE. Basés à Turin, en Italie, et opérationnels depuis 1994
15   Link   PLOTEUS - Portal on Learning Opportunities throughout the European Space

PLOTEUS vise à aider les étudiants, demandeurs d'emploi, les travailleurs, les parents, les conseillers d'orientation et les enseignants à trouver des informations sur les études en Europe.

Sur ce portail vous trouverez des informations sur les possibilités d'apprentissage et les possibilités de formation disponibles dans toute l'Union européenne. Le site contient des liens vers des sites web des universités et des établissements d'enseignement supérieur, les bases de données des écoles et de la formation professionnelle et des cours d'éducation des adultes.
16   Link   Funding of Education in Europe 2000-2012 : The impact of the Economic Crisis

High quality education and training are essential if Europe is to make a speedy recovery from the most
severe economic and financial crisis for 50 years. Qualified people with the right skills can boost the
European Union's economy by leading innovation and improving competitiveness. However, as a
result of the financial and economic crisis, public finances in all Member States are under great
pressure. Governments are seeking ways to reduce budget deficits and manage public debt without
dismantling the foundations of sustainable growth. While no direct link can be established between the
level of funding of the education systems and student's learning outcomes, there is a general
understanding that investing in high quality education and training should continue to be a priority.
Nevertheless, the sector is not immune to austerity measures, particularly in countries where the need
for short-term fiscal consolidation is greatest.
17   Link   Education in Europe 2020 : do targets really matter ?

At the centre of Europe 2020 – the EU's main strategy for growth in the current decade – lie two European targets for education. The EU aims to increase tertiary graduation rates to at least 40 % and reduce early school leaving (ESL) rates below 10 % – despite the fact that education remains a national, rather than a European, competence. But if the European Union is not responsible for the policies that may lead to the success or failure in reaching these numbers, are the targets meaningful, or merely symbolic?
18   Link   ETF - Analyse on VET Systems
The Torino Process 2014

Once again the ETF invites its Partner countries to analyse progress in their vocational education and training policies and systems, and launches the third round of the Torino Process.

19   Link   GPS Education

Education GPS is the source for internationally comparable data on education policies and practices, opportunities and outcomes. Accessible any time, in real time, the Education GPS provides you with the latest information on how countries are working to develop high-quality and equitable education systems.
20   Link   Enseigner et Apprendre : Atteindre la Qualité pour Tous Rapport 2013/14
La 11e édition du Rapport mondial de suivi sur l’EPT fait le bilan qui vient à point nommé des progrès accomplis par les pays vers la réalisation des objectifs mondiaux de l’éducation adoptés en l’an 2000. Le
Rapport offre également des arguments de poids pour placer l’éducation au cœur de l’agenda mondial du développement après 2015. En 2008, le Rapport mondial de suivi sur l’EPT a soulevé une interrogation « y arriverons-nous ? ». À moins de deux ans de l’échéance de 2015, ce Rapport montre clairement que nous n’y arriverons pas.