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Cooperation with stakeholders is a key part of the ETF’s activities. By engaging with a range of stakeholders at the European and partner country level, the ETF aims to ensure that its work programme is fully relevant to its institutional environment.

According to its Regulation, the ETF cooperates with stakeholders such as the European Commission, European External Action Service, European Council, European Parliament – those that ensure the ETF's governance - as well as and other EU bodies including the European Economic and Social Committee, Committee of the Regions and the European Data Protection Supervisor.

In the framework ofannual joint work programme, aiming of promoting synergy and complementarity of the activities, the ETF cooperates with the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) as well aswith the Eurofound. The   relationships in the areas of training, recruitment and procurement are being developed with other agencies such as EPSO, OSHA, PMO, EAS, EACEA and IOB.

The ETF encourages networking and the exchange of experience and good practice between EU Member States and partner countries and amongst partner countries in human capital development issues. The ETF has concluded cooperation agreements with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the British Council and dw International Germany. A series of activities are being developed jointly with other actors.

The representatives of the social partners at European level which are already active in the work of Community institutions are invited, where appropriate, to participate in the work of the ETF.

The ETF also participates in EU and international networks in order to strengthen and develop its institutional partnerships. Working relationships are developed with the international organisations such as the World Bank, the OECD, the ILO, UNESCO, UNDP, UNICEF, the  Asian Development Bank, the African Development BankEBRD, EIB, IFC, the Council of Europe.

In accordance with the annual work programme and based on a mutual interest for cooperation in the area of human capital development, the ETF is building links with activities implemented by regional organisations including the Regional Co-operation Council for South Eastern Europe, ERI SEE, Task Force Fostering and Building Human Capital,  SEECEL, the Union for Mediterranean Secretariat,  the Marseille Centre for Mediterranean Integration, as well as civil society organisations working in the field of human capital development.


Platforms and networks like the Anna Lindh Foundation, the European Youth Forum, the European Group for Public Administration, NORRAG, the European Association of Instsitutes for Vocational Training), the European Vocational Training Association are invited to share their expertise or experiences in ETF projects and activities at regional or corporate level.

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