The European Union cooperates with Armenia in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy and its eastern regional dimension, the Eastern Partnership. The European Training Foundation (ETF) supports the European Commission by providing inputs to the relevant bilateral sub-committees and follow up of the Mobility Partnership as well as annual country updates on education training and employment developments.
Following up on Armenia’s participation to the Torino Process, the ETF works to maximise vocational education reform through exchange and stakeholder discussion, in particular by creating stronger policy partnerships between employers and government agencies for entrepreneurship, and supporting policy priorities identified by the SME performance review in cooperation with the European Commission.
The ETF is also supporting the improvement of data availability through cooperation with the National Statistics Office, strengthening the evidence base for vocational education and training, and employment policy.
The ETF continues to support the Delegation of the European Union to Armenia in the follow-up of the Better Qualification for Better Jobs budget support programme.