European Network Training Organisations for Local and Regional Authorities

The Polish Evaluation Society was founded in 2000 by persons involved and interested in evaluation. We are a non-profit, non-governmental organization. We are staffed by volunteers and currently have no permanent, paid employees. Our mission is:
– to promote the development of a culture and practice of evaluation,
– to organize and integrate the evaluation community,
– to propagate knowledge about evaluation to ensure quality evaluation research and activities. The Society aims to promote the development of evaluation culture and promulgate evaluation as a democratic and participatory process through the following activities:
– organizing studies, courses and workshops,
– performing evaluations,
– exchanging experiences with other associations, institutions and organizations,
– organizing meetings, seminars and conferences,
– publishing,
– consulting and advising.
Main areas of activities: training, consulting, conferences and other forms of education are provided throughout the country offering training courses on evaluation step – by– step. It has provided opportunities for gaining general and specialist knowledge on evaluation in regularly organized “Kuźnia ewaluacji “settings. It has contributed to pursuing interests in dialogue and participation as preconditions in modern evaluation among officials and practitioners.

Currently PES is involved with providing expertise and consultancy for Ministry of investment and Development. PES has its representatives in the Board of Network of European Evaluation Societies (NESE), and in the European Evaluation Society(EES). One of founder of PES and member of PES is ambassador of EPALE for Poland. EPALE is funded by the Erasmus+ programme. It is part of the European Union’s strategy to promote more and better learning opportunities for all adults.

Currently group of PES members as authors are involved in the preparation a few publications with cooperation and support by Foundation for the Development of the Education System. This publications will contain, description, analyses, practical examples and activities that will help to gain a clear understanding of the research process of evaluation, modern trends in evaluation in relation to education.

April 8th, 2020

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Since its foundation in 2015, the Institute has taken on the responsibilities of the previous Training Centre for Local Authorities. It is attached directly to the Vocational Training Division of the Department for Education, Culture and Sport of the Ticino Cantonal Government (Switzerland).
Besides other training offers, it is in charge of providing training for both civil servants and politicians working in Ticino local authorities.

In particular it promotes:

  • Courses for obtaining the title of “Segretario comunale”, the chief of local authorities administration:
  • Courses for developing public management and governance skills;
  • Courses for staff workers in local authorities
  • Courses for local politicians;
  • Course for people working in the field of social services and assurances.
  • Other thematic courses on specific issues.

It employs 18 people on a full-time basis and calls on the services of numerous instructors and consultants working both within and outside the Canton’s civil service. The purpose of the centre is to identify and meet training needs, to organise and assess courses and also partly to provide actual teaching.

September 21st, 2018

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The Polytechnic in Sibenik was first established in 2006 and we have been educating young students (older than 18) in the fields of social and technical sciences of tourism, public administration, transport and informatics.
We have 1100 students and 50 members of the staff.

We offer undergraduate professional study programmes:

  1. Tourism management
  2. IT management
  3. Administrative law studies
  4. Traffic and transportation studies

Professional study programmes consist of 6 semesters ( 180 ECTS) an d after successfully finishing them, our students acquire a degree of professional graduates or baccalaureus of economy,
informatics, traffic or administration.

The Polytechnic aslo offers a specialist graduate professional study prograrnme that lasts two years (4 semesters): Graduate professional study ofmanagement (120 ECTS)
The objective ofthe Polytechnic is successful integration in the European educational space. We have therefore introduced internationally accepted norms and educational standard (ISO 900 l :2008, ESG) in our activities. lnvestment in our programmes, human and materia! resources has led to our programmes being recognized in ali Croatia with the wish to open new horizons and international exchange of students and teachers.

The aim of the institution is to provide programs of high quality that will enable responsible young experts to become the carriers of future development for the local, national and international
comrnunity especially since we are the only higher education institution int he county. W e have a very strong support from our City Council, Sibensko- kninska County, NGO sector
With the current changes in the world and new prospects in the European labor market, we hope to integrate our Faculty with other institutions in higher education, in Croatia but in Europe as well. 


Other activities of our organisation (e.g. areas of consultancy, publications, etc.):
The Polytechnic of Sibenik has been involved in the activities related to different cooperation with institutions on local and national leve!, such as other educational institutions in Croatia, bodies of local government, national parks. We have established partnership under ERASMUS and CEEPUS networks with centrai European universities and are currently working on the third one with our Adriatic partners. Furthermore, we have organized scientific and professional conferences related to various themes, workshops for the public and experts and informative lectures. We regularly publish collections of scientific and professional papers. Our students have organized themselves m their associations and have worked o n organization of intemational conferences o n tourism.



April 25th, 2018

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Actif en Région wallonne, le Conseil régional de la Formation est un lieu de Concertation des acteurs concernés (services du Gouvernement wallon, partenaires sociaux représentatifs des travailleurs, organismes représentatifs des entités locales et provinciales) par la Formation du personnel du secteur public local et provincial (communes, provinces, intercommunales).
Il a notamment pour mission de rendre des avis et de formuler, à son initiative, des recommandations concernant : l’harmonisation et l’actualisation des formations existantes, l’organisation de formations nouvelles, l’agréation des formations, la certification des formateurs. toute disposition relative à la formation.

Ces avis et recommandations sont adressés au Gouvernement wallon et sont transcrits en circulaires permettant de préciser ou compléter la législation existante.

Il est chargé par le Gouvernement wallon :

De la consolidation des besoins de formation ;
De l’animation des rouages de la formation ;
De l’agrément, de la validation et de l’évaluation des formations ;
De la conceptualisation et de la mise en place d’un outil d’aide à la décision facilitant l’établissement des plans de formation ;
De la coordination du travail d’identification des métiers et d’établir des références emplois ;
De la conception d’ un mécanisme de validation des compétences ;
De la conceptualisation et de la mise en oeuvre d’un cahier individuel de compétence.

Notre travail concerne avant tout le personnel des entités locales et provinciales c’est-à dire plus de 130000 agents appartenant à plus de 500 métiers .De plus, en remplissant son rôle de coordinateur et grâce à la mise en place d’une plate forme de concertation associant l’ensemble des acteurs, le Conseil régional de la Formation à une influence et un contact privilégié avec les Instituts provinciaux de Formation et les opérateurs publics de Formation oeuvrant en Région wallonne.

Créé à la fin des années 1990, le Conseil régional de la Formation dispose d’une expérience non négligeable dans l’organisation, la gestion et la coordination du secteur de la Formation à destination des entités locales et provinciales. La position unique du Conseil en tant que lieu de rencontre des acteurs du secteur lui permet une vue d’ensemble de la Formation (besoins, moyens, résultats,..)

Dès lors il peut apporter aux autres membres un témoignage de nombreuses expériences et actions développées au sein de la Région wallonne.

July 24th, 2017

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CNFPT is a public body deconcentrated on France territory and is in charge of training for 1.8 local French civil servants. It supports local autorithies in managing human resources. Its main mission consists in building and delivering compulsory training programs: integration programs, professionalisation programs, programms for specific works. CNFPT proposes also not-compulsory training programs aimed at supporting civil servants in their professional development.

July 6th, 2017

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The Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) was created in 1994. The Institute’s four individual schools offer BA and MA programs as well as training courses in the spheres of Public Affairs, Local Governance, Journalism, International Affairs and Law alongside a PhD program in Social Sciences. The teaching curricula, which is founded on the principles of liberal democracy, freedom of speech and innovation, offer students theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills through the integration of research and interactive teaching. GIPA is a national center for the development of best practices in Public Administration, Law, Politics and Journalism in Georgia. From the beginning of its establishment, GIPA has brought together successful leaders from business, media, civil society and the public services to contribute to developing effective governance at the state, municipal and local levels as well as independent and viable media in Georgia through interactive educational programs, research and training. Apart from the graduate degree and certified training programs, GIPA carries out many successful research and training projects and manages the first English-language and student-run Radio GIPA. GIPA has four schools and two departments: School of Government, Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management; School of Law and Politics; School of Social Sciences; Research Department; Georgian Rural Development Department. GIPA is presently employing 82 staff members and 39 professors.

July 6th, 2017

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ERAP is a HR competence centre and a training centre whose mission is to develop the competences local governments staff in Bruxelles area. 12 people and 1 stagiaire are regularly working in ERAP. Trainers are generally engaged on a task base. ERAP activities are focused on planning and implementing training offers, supporting HR policies implementation, organizing seminars and steering thematic working groups. Founded jointly by municipalities from Bruxelles area and the Government of Bruxelles-Capital Region, ERAP mission consists in being a partner, a consultant and a support for a long-term maganagement of emplyment and compentences trough some key HR tasks: recruitment, training, assessment, carrer planning, mobility, diversity promotion.

July 6th, 2017

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The Training Centre “Dainava” for Civil Servants and Local Administration is a non-profit making institution founded in 1996 by the Ministry of Public Administration Reforms and Local Authorities or the Republic or Lithuania. Centre “Dainava” was originally set up to study and analyse the needs for qualification improvement in regional and local administration and prepare training programmes and training materials. Since 1996 Centre “Dainava” has
organised seminars on problematic issues, holds conferences, develops and implements various relevant projects.
Main fields of activity:
  • Training of Civil Servants
  • Survey on training needs of the Civil Service
  • Preparation of training programmes and training materials
  • Organisation of courses, seminars and international conferences and other events concerning the improvement in the qualifications of civil servants.


  • Civil Servants from ministries, departments, counties, regions, municipalities, employees from enterprises which belong to government and municipalities.


  • Trainers and lecturers work at the Centre on a short-term contract basis. They are all experts from universities, private consultancy firms and officials from different government institutions. All trainers who have contracts with the Centre are use active training methods during their courses.

July 5th, 2017

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College of Applied Sciences Lavoslav Ruzicka in Vukovar is situated in Vukovar, Republic of Croatia. lt has been established on 22nd of July 2005. There are three study programs, Physiotherapy, Study of Administrative law and Study of economy. lt has 47 employees, 24 for of them are teachers and 2 are assistants.

Our training activities are: Lifelong learning courses (learning of foreign languages),

Entrepreneurial incubator (business simulations)

Target groups: students

Other activities of our organisation : Book of proceeding of the International conference that is our Co liege organizing (four conferences un til now), three books of our employees

What we can con tribute to ENTO: Our College can be a place where some training for local politicians and those who are interested in local government can be held. Also, we can help in gathering information about local governance in our country because we have teachers that are trained for it.


What we expect to benefit from ENTO: We are hoping that our teachers, especially ones from the Study of Administrative law could

July 5th, 2017

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Lanchkhuti Information Center (LIC) is non-governmental, non-commercial and impartial public institution. The goal of the organization is to support of local economic development in Georgia and establishment of democratic principles and civil society. To achieve these objectives we cooperate with local micro and small businesses, local self governments and non-governmental organizations as well as general public.

Date of Establishment: Jun 16 , 2001.

Field of Activities

– Local self Government development
– Support of local development
– To create information bank, to analyze information and consultations
– To stimulate society representatives inclusion in decision making process
– Development of civic society
– Community Development
– Small business development

July 5th, 2017

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