A Commission proposal aims to amend the Council Regulation establishing the European Training Foundation in order to extend its field of action to the independent States of the former Soviet Union and to Mongolia. The European Training Foundation was established by Council Regulation (EEC) 1360/90, which came into force in October 1993, to contribute to the development of the vocational training systems of those countries of Central and Eastern Europe designated as eligible for economic aid under the PHARE programme. The new Regulation is to include the States receiving technical assistance for economic reform and recovery under the TACIS programme. The Foundation shall implement vocational training programmes agreed by the Commission and one or more of the beneficiary countries, as part of the EU's policy of assistance, using multi-disciplinary teams of specialists in conjunction with the competent authorities in the countries involved and drawing actively on the experience of the Community's vocational training programmes.
Belarus, Georgia, Mongolia, Russia, Ukraine