European Training Foundation
ETF - European Training Foundation - is an EU agency that helps transition and developing countries to harness the potential of their human capital through the reform of education, training and labour market systems in the context of the EU's external relations policy. Based in Turin, Italy.
Our unique role is based on the expertise of our staff, and experience gained over nearly 25 years of working hand-in-hand with government, business, and social partners in countries in and around the EU neighbourhood. 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 ad Interim Director Xavier Matheu, and a budget of approximately € 20 million.
We are based in Villa Gualino, in Turin, Italy, which has been our home since we became operational in 1994.