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European and Transnational Governance Network

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Eight partners, one certificate! Attend the courses of your choice at renowned higher education institutions across Europe and enhance your skills in policy-making beyond the state.


Who We are

The ETGN is a training and development partnership among eight prestigious European academic and research institutions, offering transnational perspectives on governance issues of the 21st century: 

Founded in 2018, the ETGN consortium partners share knowledge and competences and deliver collaborative executive education, providing participants with the opportunity to receive the ETGN certificate.

Important note on Covid-19

The evolving COVID-19 pandemic has affected individuals, communities, and institutions on a global scale. In view of this unprecedented pandemic, the ETGN has to take adequate contingency measures in order to contribute to the efforts of public authorities and the general public in containing the coronavirus and to safeguard the health of the ETGN community and its partners. To this end, we have taken a decision on postponing some of the ETGN training courses, notably those that have been scheduled for the upcoming days and weeks or adapting them to be delivered via new channels of communication.  

ETGN is continuously monitoring developments, including all legal or procedural regulations introduced by the relevant authorities to efficiently plan for, swiftly respond to, and effectively communicate with stakeholders about the COVID-19 and any changes in the operations of the ETGN. 

All administrative services including enrollment to courses are provided during this emergency time. Registration for courses which are scheduled for summer and fall 2020 remains open as scheduled. For more information about specific courses, please consult the relevant ETGN partner institutions’ websites or staff.



Our Mission

The mission of the ETGN is to provide mid-career and senior professionals a unique opportunity to deepen and extend their knowledge and competences in the area of public policy innovation in relation to European and Transnational Governance. Therefore, the ETGN develops innovative, interactive and impactful executive education training initiatives, leveraging the comparative advantages of the academic curricula of the participating institutions. The trainings have a strong orientation towards civic service to include civil society and private sector organisations across the world. 

What We Offer

The ETGN executive education trainings transfer knowledge and competences from the classroom to the workplace and address both current and future transnational policy challenges.

The ETGN's joint executive education equips participants with the relevant skills and networking experience that will positively impact their long-term career performance while also providing benefits to society-at-large.

What You Will get

  • A multidisciplinary approach that combines sector competences with leadership and management skills in  a multicultural training environment 
  • Evidence-based knowledge and competences grounded in leading innovative research
  • Access to a network of internationally renowned teachers and trainers from both academia, public institutions and private practice
  • The co-creation of knowledge through individual, professional experience exchange among peers in a safe training space

The ETGN Certificate

The ETGN releases the Joint Certificate on European and Transnational Governance to all participants who have completed executive education training courses at three (3) partner institutions, for a minimum of one hundred (100) hours, within a maximum period of two (2) years.

A scholarship scheme to support the mobility of participants interested in receiving the Joint Certificate is made available by the network partners. 

Scholarships are competitive awards based on academic excellence, personal suitability and motivation. A Selection Committee from the ETGN Partners will evaluate scholarship applications according to the following criteria: (i) academic background, achievements (awards, publications) and relevance of the applicant’s academic profile (40%);(ii) personal suitability (work experience, international experience and other personal achievements) and added value of the selected executive training courses for the academic/professional project of the applicant (40%), (iii) motivation and understanding of the ETNG joint certificate system (20%). Applicants interested to receive a scholarship should submit a CV (max 2 pages) and a short motivation letter (max 0,5 pages).

Decisions are made on a rolling basis. All questions on scholarships should be addressed to the reference person of the institution you are applying for. 

Who are ETGN training courses targeted to?

Training courses are targeted to executives, officials, professionals of governments, professionals of International organizations and International and domestic NGOs, who want to enhance their skills in policy-making beyond the state, academic curricula and interpersonal networking capabilities with peers from all over the world. Please contact the reference person of the partner institution of your interest to get a personalized orientation service and discover which course is best suitable to your needs. 

Our Guiding Principles

  • Recognition and understanding that 21st century policy-making crosses national boundaries, involving domestic and public institutions in an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world where public actors must successfully interact with civil society organisations and private sector entities;
  • Commitment to a consistent proven track record of excellence in European and transnational governance research, education, and policy dialogue;
  • Foundation and Rigour in both social and human sciences, which provides the broader analytical skills to understand world interdependencies in order to successfully address social challenges, via well-designed and broadly evaluated policy interventions;
  • Transnational Knowledge emphasis that enables an understanding of the linkage between evidence-based policy-making, which continuously drives professional learning and skills development.

More information

For any other questions, please refer to the contact person of the training course of your partner institution.