New director for European Training Foundation

September 1, 2017
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A new director takes charge of the European Training Foundation (ETF) from 1 September. Cesare Onestini brings a wealth of experience to the job, building on a distinguished EU career that combines education and training policy, external relations and management at the highest level.

Speaking at a recent European Parliamentary Committee hearing, the incoming ETF director stressed the priority that the EU is placing on skills for jobs and growth, making reference to the new Skills Agenda for Europe.

“Such a priority is just as key for relations with the neighbourhood region. In the context of the changing, globalised world, there is a need to strengthen the way in which we anticipate needs,” Onestini told the committee hearing.

The ETF is an EU agency based in Torino, which acts a centre of expertise and a catalyst for reform of education, training and labour market systems in developing and transition countries bordering Europe.


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Countries covered:

  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Jordan
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Morocco
  • Palestine *
  • Syria *
  • Tunisia