Our missions

Improving local democracy

Local and regional democracy is a pillar of democratic societies. It has been at the heart of the profound reforms that have been introduced over the last decade in many countries of Europe. Democracy depends on the democratic values, as well as on the efficiency of officials at all levels.

Consequently, ENTO’s mission is to promote democratic and effective governance by ensuring that the staff and elected representatives of local and regional authorities are well trained and qualified to carry out their responsibilities in a rapidly changing world.

Improving public administration 

ENTO strives to promote better local democracy, the pillar on which any democratic society rests, and has enabled some fundamental reforms to be carried out in a good number of European countries in recent years, a development which depends inter alia on the efficiency of officials and elected representatives at every level.

It therefore supports both the Council of Europe and the European Union in their efforts to improve the quality of public administration in Europe, playing its part in those organisations’ programmes of assistance for the countries of central and eastern Europe.

By ensuring that local and regional authorities have skilled staff able to perform their duties professionally, lawfully and democratically, ENTO makes it easier for those authorities to carry out their tasks.

Improving partnerships between local and regional authorities and training establishments

ENTO thus fosters co-operation by promoting professional discussions and exchanges of information and experience among its members, focusing on the problems facing local and regional authorities and training establishments.

In or and implement certain activities, it offers the assistance and support of other members. In practical terms, it enables bilateral and multilateral partnerships to be set up and makes it possible for the staffs of training bodies and of local and regional authorities to organise courses and study visits, or to take part in official visits, seminars or other activities which take place within the framework of Council of Europe and European Union programmes.

Newsletter Newsletters

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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