The ETF cooperates with and complements the work of the European Commission and the European External Action Service in its support to Montenegro, which includes assistance to the Delegation of the European Union to Montenegro, contributing to EU-Montenegro bilateral policy dialogue.
The ETF gives inputs to EU policy monitoring mechanisms, including the Economic Reform Programme, training and employment policy, assessment of progress on the Small Business Act for Europe and wider human capital developments reported in the Torino Process. Montenegrin actors are encouraged to participate in European platforms and dialogue processes, including the ETF Quality Assurance Platform.
In 2020, the ETF is continuing to provide policy advice on the VET dual system and skills development together with awareness raising for the adoption of the EC self-assessment tool ‘SELFIE’ in schools to support digital readiness and competence development. Support will continue to enhance intelligence on skills needs, monitoring of labour-market intelligence and skills relevance, and the professional development of teachers and trainers.