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About us


ENTO is a European Network of Training Organisations for Local and Regional Authorities from almost all of the 47 Council of Europe member States. ENTO is a "child" of the Council of Europe although it "grew up" into an independent organisation in January 1995 when it was registered in France.

ENTO is a non-profit making NGO. It is financed from membership fees, sponsorship from some of the member organisations. The Council of Europe also provides financial support to it. Member organisations also support ENTO through the provision of staff, equipment and resources.

The ENTO's office is in Strasbourg and from here the day-to-day administration is carried out.

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Our structure

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The General Assembly of Ento

According to the Statutes, the General Assembly is a meeting of all members of the association. It is convened by the President once a year. The President also convenes extraordinary sessions at the Bureau's request or at the request of one-third of the members entitled to vote.

The General Assembly decides the general lines of the association's work. It approves the President's annual report and the financial report from the Treasurer, as well as the association's accounts and annual budget.

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How to join?


Membership of ENTO is open to European organisations who are specialising in training for staff and elected representatives of local and regional authorities. There are two categories of membership: ordinary and associate.

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Seminars and conferences

You will find the latest seminars with the content of their programs.


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The benefits of joining ENTO


As is the case in many networks the membership of ENTO is diverse, some organisations are long-established with extensive experience in training while others are relatively new, members work within and across different national systems and member organisations have different specialisms. It is this diversity that gives rise to the benefits of membership, including:

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Take a view on our latest ENTO Projects


ENTO Projects 2014


The new EU programme Erasmus+ 2014-2020 succeeded the LLP since January 1st, 2014.

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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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