TEXFOR is the main Textile association with almost 300 members. It represents the interest of the textile sector at regional, national and international level. With a competitiveness oriented attitud, provide specific solutions to textile companies to be developed in a global and competitive market.
TEXFOR has vast training experience as it has closely worked with the Spanish Regional Department of Education to develop the contents of the first textile regulated vocational training certificate in textiles.
The Hellenic Fashion Industry Association has vast experience in EU projects coordination and implementation and represents Greek companies from all sub-sectors of the fashion industry. Participating in the negotiation of sectoral and regional collective agreements; providing information and consulting relating the commercial, industrial and social policy matters including training and education consulting and support.
“Gheorghe Asachi” Technical University has an important research dimension. It has teaching and research staff as well as modern facilities for all fields of clothing and textile industry. - involvement in curricula development, defining occupational profiles, research on new skills demands in the textiles, clothing and footwear sectors; consultative role in the field of education, training and human resources development; partnership with research centers, HEIs, companies, alumni etc. in research and educational projects; involvement in adult education.
CITEVE is the Technological Centre for the Portuguese Textile and Clothing Industry, created in 1989. As a private non-profit organization, it has 600 associated companies and more than 2000 customers. CITEVE's main activities are technology transfer, laboratorial analysis, IPR information, training, technical and vocational secondary education, certification & standardisation activities and R&D activities at national and European level.
RTU is an accredited internationally recognized European University It is the second largest university in Latvia with 15000 students. RTU collaborates with the enterprises in major industries in Latvia and abroad as well as with state and local government institutions. Supported by European Structural Funds, RTU is taking active part in various research projects as well as in establishing of Competence Centres and National Research Centres..