European Network Training Organisation for Local and Regional Authorities

International Association “Civitas Georgica” was established in 1996 by those who believe that Georgia is a country of European values. Our mission is to promote the establishment of democratic and efficient local government in Georgia, to assist democratic reforms and to advance the competent public participation in local decision-making. Based on its objectives the organization specializes in effecting policy change through institution building, organization and management development and training.

Civitas Georgica is recognized leader in training design and provision. The expertise areas include Governance, Advocacy, Civil Society, and Community Development, local economy, information management and regional development. The efficient division of responsibilities, the established and flexible team capable of employing updated methodologies and efficient external relations, let the activities of the organization always be extraordinarily qualified.

Civitas Georgica’s activities were always oriented on local development in Georgia. For us it means people in a local area or in a community of interest taking responsibility for creating changes in their community/organization without relying on others to do it for them. We advocate grassroots initiatives and support pro-active approaches.

Civitas Georgica is the member of Central and Eastern European Citizen’s Network (CEE CN), the European Network of Training Organizations (ENTO) and the national NGO coalition on decentralization.

July 5th, 2017

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Its mission is to propose the large strategic axes and the master lines which will determine the provincial policy as regards continued trainings and RGB, of formations to the trades of safety, primarily public, pursuant to the laws, decrees and decrees. Its public is the personnel of the local authorities, the police officers ( federal and local), the firemen and the ambulance men. It is charged besides to implement all the formations useful for the public office whatever the sector.
In its mission, the IPF takes care to be the reference impossible to circumvent for what the Province of Hainaut incarnates: an institution anchored in its medium and opened on the world, dissociating itself by its search of improvement continues, its passion for the knowledge and the innovation, the quality of its medium of training and its reception with diversity. Thus it continues a total quality assurance in order to obtain the ISO standard. It is already certified Q-for for a good part of its formations. In addition, it registers its action in a charter of establishment taking again the values which animate it.
In addition to the aim of make its formations more accessible, it decentralizes them and organizes e-learning.

July 5th, 2017

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Hochschule Kehl – University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration – was founded in 1971 by the State of Baden-Württemberg. First key task is the initial training for civil servants and employees who will take up middle and upper management roles in public administration. The university provides all students with broad-based core skills and know-how for modern public management. In the last semester of studies there is a degree of specialisation in specific topics of public administrative work.

Second key task is to offer further in-service training for the staff of local and regional authorities. Associated to the university are the Kehl Academy for
further training and the Euro-Institute Kehl-Strasbourg which trains mainly staff of public administrations from France, Germany and Switzerland. Applied research is also conducted at the university.

There are approximately 35 permanent full-time professors (social scientists, psychologists, economists, computer specialists, lawyers) and about 150 part-time lecturers teaching at the university. Hochschule Kehl is offering to all ENTO-members, to the Council of Europe and to the European Union, the organisation of international seminars and summer schools, missions of experts, and co-operation in research projects. The university is twinned with several public and private institutions all around the world. The main activities resulting from these active partnerships are the exchange of lecturers and students, joint seminars and workshops, study visits and co-operation in the development of curricula and teaching materials. Training, organisational and personnel development and consulting projects are implemented on local, regional, national, European and international levels.

July 5th, 2017

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The Osijek based Croatian Institute for Local Government (Hrvatski institut za lokalnu samoupravu) is an organization established in 1998 for the sake of studying and promotion of the idea and practice of local self-government in the Republic of Croatia. It is founded as a non-profit association of local and regional self-government units (counties, cities and municipalities), colleges and other scientific and expert institutions, and scientific and expert individuals scientifically or expertly engaged in the problems of local and regional self-government.

Within the Institute, the members work on the instigation and development of local and regional self-government in the Republic of Croatia and on qualification of local and regional self-government units for the management of functioning and development of their own since these are the main objective of joint activity.

The Croatian Institute for Local Government organizes and implements programmes of education and qualification, organizes expert and scientific gatherings, organizes the research and other forms of tracking and studying of local and regional self-government units, establishes and keeps records of databases, organizes and provides advisory and other forms of expert assistance, issues expert publications, participates in the promotion of international cooperation, etc.

Croatian Institute for Local Government was the host of the 19th Annual  Seminar and General Assembly of ENTO in 2006 in Osijek.

July 5th, 2017

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The Lugansk Center of Post Graduate Education was created according to the disposal №446 from 16 th April, 1996, made by the person who was doing the duties of the head of the Luhansk region as an execution of the decree №398 “About the system of qualification, requalification and arising the qualification of the state servants”, made on 30 th of May 1995, by the President of Ukraine.

It statute was consolidated by the disposal №735 of the person who was doing the duties of a head of the Luhansk regional administration by 12 th of June 1996.

The direction of the work of the Center is providing the education for the advancing of qualification of state servants and officials from local self-governing organs with high quality. It also works on the popularity of the state serving among youth.

There are all the conditions for the good results of education. There are rooms for classes, lections hall, scientific library, method room, room with computers.

Scientific library has a lot of different specialized literature of the different directions in advancing of the qualification. For more useful work there is an electronic variant of the library. At this edition all the books of the library are doubled. The visitors of the library have an opportunity to use the law base of Ukraine . Electronic and printed variants are available.

There are computers in the computer room. The computers have equipment for studying foreign languages. There is also two multimedia rooms. The listeners of the course “Information technologies in state serving” have an opportunity to use the Internet.

The education in the Center is correspondence course and full time education. The education provides including the active forms, the lectures with the finding out the problem, seminars and practical classes (psychological role and business play, thematically based meetings, consultations and so on). And also self-education (preparation for the lectures and seminars, attestations and individual tasks).

July 5th, 2017

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“ASK” (Attitude Skills Knowledge) is a training and consulting group that unites Ukrainian, certified in the US, and foreign specialists-practitioners in the field of marketing and market analysis, management, finance, project and HR management, business communications.

The mission of “ASK” is to secure its clients with consistent and systematic development of their personnel and business.

The priority of “ASK” is to provide its clients with development programmes, adapted to internal and external business conditions and fit the three core business values: manageability, competitiveness and innovation.

“ASK” trainers and consultants developed and successfully implemented training and consulting projects: “Executive MBA”, “Successful Doctor”, “MSD Business School”, “Premium Brand Sales”, “Assessment Centres”, “Personal Skills of a Manager”, “No-Till and Mini-Till Technologies Management”, “Building an Efficient Organization”, “Construction of the Retail System”, “Leaders – XXI” and others.

The “ASK” company successfully cooperates with many international organisations and projects. Among them, it may be mentioned in particular OSCE, Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France), the United Nations, Project Harmony (US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs), ROI Dutch Institute for Public Administration (The Hague, Netherlands), The World Bank, ENTO (Bellinzona, Switzerland), European Commission Delegation in Ukraine, WYG Int. (The Great Britain), GFA Consulting Group (Hamburg, Germany) and others.

July 5th, 2017

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Brescia Provincial Administration promotes training activities through a partnership with two main Italian organisations, SDA Bocconi and Politecnico di Milano.
Brescia Provincial Administration is also a centre of Ciso Regional and Local Academy, which organises the courses on networking matters for the local governments and private technicians.
Brescia Provincial Administration could share the experiences and solutions of its ICT shared service centre for small municipalities, using its competency centre as a vehicle for know-how transfer and development of training programmes, sharing strong partnership with another European community network (E_leaders forum club).
Brescia Provincial Administration was the host of the 21st ENTO Annual Seminar and General Assembly in 2008 in Desenzano del Garda.

July 3rd, 2017

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The Euro-Institut is a Franco-German institution financed by French and German public supporters.
It was founded in 1993 as a French-German structure for advanced training and advice.
The institute’s work is directed at public administration in Germany and France.

Most important task:

  • reducing obstacles in cross border cooperation by organizing training sessions and giving advice about regional and European administration / cross border cooperation
  • as a competence centre
  • by taking mediator and forum functions


  • inter-cultural cooperation by a bi-national staff
  • interregional / transnational organization


  • training sessions and practical solutions for questions concerning cross border cooperation
  • training sessions on comparative analysis of politico-administrative systems in France, Germany and Switzerland
  • training sessions on selected thematic problems of cross-border cooperation
  • training sessions on intercultural-, project- and network-management
  • training sessions on European Governance
  • inhouse-training sessions in accordance with your special needs

June 28th, 2017

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Training sessions are centred on general management needs of local councillors as well as on the political context in which they carry out their mandate. Training offered on European and international dimensions impacting local action.

Trainees are elected representatives, from local councillors to MEPs (including county and regional councillors and members of the national parliament)

May 12th, 2017

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Brief description of our organisation :

The Urban Foundation for Sustainable Development (UFSD or the Urban Foundation) consists of a group of development specialists that have worked as a team for approximately 15 years. It is the legacy organization of the Urban Institute, an American NGO that successfully implemented the largest USAID project in Armenian history – the Earthquake Zone Recovery Program (USD 36 million, 2000-2004). Since 2004, the Urban Foundation has been registered as a local foundation and has implemented about 50 projects aimed at strengthening local democracy by empowering local governments, civil society, local media and youth to promote improvement of municipal services, boost community participation and youth involvement. Main activity directions of The Urban Foundation are: transition to democratic governance and human rights, housing and infrastructure, European integration and regional cooperation.

The Urban Foundation has internal human resources and institutional capacity to engage and manage external contractors and involve experts based on its established policies and procedures. In 2013 The Urban Foundation undertook an organizational development exercise during which, with the help of an outside consultant, led to the development of the organization’s mid-term strategic plan, financial sustainability plan, and revised operational policies. The Urban Foundation’s financial operations are audited every year; its accounting system is in compliance with international standards.

The Urban Foundation has notable experience in programmatic and financial management of large donor projects. It administered directly or as a partner projects funded by EU, the Netherlands Foreign Ministry, Habitat for Humanity International, KfW, and USAID/Urban Institute.

The core staff of the Urban Foundation consists of 7 employees. Depending on availability of the projects the number of staff is increasing. Training component exists in almost all projects of the Urban Foundation. Recently it developed over 10 training modules for Armenian local governments. The organization has a pool of dedicated trainiers who are involved in different projects relevent to their field: local government, housing, environment, municipal services, media, european integration, human rights, etc. On average, about 100 trainees/year representing local governments, NGOs, youth, women, students, etc. are trained throguh our projects. The Urban Foundation has a large network of partner NGOs, local governments, local media, and civic active groups in all regions of Armenia. It is a board member of Armenia Local Democracy Agency (LDA Armenia) established by the Council of Europe.

The Urban Foundation conducted trainings on

  • local government functions and responsibilities
  • waste management
  • strategic planning
  • municipal benchmarking
  • citizen participation
  • communications and public relations
  • municipal asset management
  • fundraising
  • proposal writing
  • apartment building management and maintenance
  • public-private partnerships and CSR
  • human rights
  • European integration


Target groups:

  • Elected people
  • Officials
  • NGOs
  • Students

Main activity areas of the Urban Foundation are:

  • Promote the transition to democracy and human rights
  • Promote improved housing and infrastructure
  • Promote European integration and regional peace

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