About us

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The European Training Foundation is the EU's agency supporting countries surrounding the European Union to reform their education, training and labour market systems.

Our unique role is based on the expertise of our staff, and experience gained over nearly 30 years of working hand-in-hand with government, business, and social partners in countries in and around the EU's neighbouring regions. Our aim is to support each country’s own process for education, training, and labour market reform, with a range of evidence-based methodologies.

We have a staff of 130, led by Director Pilvi Torsti, and a budget of approximately EUR 20 million.

We are based in Villa Gualino, in Turin, Italy, which has been our home since we became operational in 1994.