The 27th General Meeting - 1- 3 October 2014
On October 3rd, 2014, the general meeting of the ENTO will take place itself in Belgium and will be organized by the Conseil regional de la Formation (CRF).
In addition to this general meeting, it seems to us interesting to carry out an extensive debate on the local civil services – or the public services – which exist in the members' States of the ENTO. Through a comparative perspective, this debate will be also the place to look into the challenges with which these civil services are going through.
Concretely, our reflections will be organized over 2 days (October 1st and 2nd, 2014).
Around the theme:
Summary of thematic workshops October 2, 2014
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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.
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:
The new EU programme Erasmus+ 2014-2020 succeeded the LLP since January 1st, 2014.
The Erasmus+ programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising Education, Training, and Youth work. The seven year programme will have a budget of €14.7 billion; a 40% increase compared to current spending levels, reflecting the EU's commitment to investing in these areas.
Erasmus+ will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, gain work experience and volunteer abroad.
Erasmus+ will support transnational partnerships among Education, Training, and Youth institutions and organisations to foster cooperation and bridge the worlds of Education and work in order to tackle the skills gaps we are facing in Europe.
It will also support national efforts to modernise Education, Training, and Youth systems. In the field of Sport, there will be support for grassroots projects and cross-border challenges such as combating match-fixing, doping, violence and racism.
Erasmus+ brings together seven existing EU programmes in the fields of Education, Training, and Youth; it will for the first time provide support for Sport. As an integrated programme, Erasmus+ offers more opportunities for cooperation across the Education, Training, Youth, and Sport sectors and is easier to access than its predecessors, with simplified funding rules.
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.
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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