Partnerships for change

Partnerships for change

The ETF’s communication campaign in April 2022 focuses on ‘partnerships for change’. 

We explore the essentials for successful partnerships for education and skills development and reform.

We examine the various forms of partnership, such as multisectoral, public-private partnerships or public-private civic, for example.

Networks for partnerships and reform

We create networks to foster partnerships that enhance mutual learning and expertise in partner countries in the EU’s neighbouring regions, Recent activities include the creation of the ENE network connecting centres of vocational excellence, supporting smart specialisation strategies in local communities, the ETF’s recently launched GLAD network which supports partnerships and enhances the contribution of multiple stakeholders to the governance of vocational education and training, skills development and lifelong learning. We have also undertaken a number of studies into the importance of civil society  in governance arrangements in all our partner regions for the development of human capital especially given their operational capacity and resilience at times of crises. 

ETF partnerships creating synergies

We work with a variety of partners at national, regional (such as the Regional Cooperation Council of the Western Balkans), European and international levels for greater synergies, impact and knowledge creation. We support partnerships withMoreover, we undertake regular specialist research and diagnostic studies with other institutions of the European Union, for example, the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, and we engage in joint activities with other European and international organisations such as the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), International Organisation for Migration (IOM), UNIDO and UNICEF amongst others.

Partnerships for Ukraine

Due to the tragic circumstances in Ukraine many forms of partnerships will be required in supporting Ukraine rebuild and ensure that its education and employment system overcome the impact of war. We will dedicate specific time to discussing how best we can support Ukraine.