The European Training Foundation (ETF) has been supporting Kyrgyzstan since 1995 in developing education and training to boost employability, increase access to opportunities and promote social cohesion, complementing the work of the European Commission and the EU’s External Action Service, including responding to requests from the Delegation of the European Union to the Kyrgyz Republic.
In 2022, the EU’s first-ever regional project supporting young people in Central Asia – DARYA – was launched. This five-year project, which aims at fostering inclusion and labour market skills, is implemented by the ETF.
The ETF supports the Torino Process national team involved in drafting the national reporting framework.
Kyrgyzstan is an active member of the Central Asian Education Platform (CAEP) and has taken part in a number of regional working groups, including the working group on evidence-based policy making moderated by the ETF. Regular webinars are delivered on the development of qualification systems in the region.