ERIFO is an accredited VET provider, authorized by the Lazio region (resolution B06642 - 25/09/2012). It has recently obtained accreditation to provide career guidance, professional counselling and information services. It is also accredited to the Ministry of Education for the lifelong learning of school staff, for both traditional and e-learning courses.

ERIFO’s mission is to contribute to the strengthening of the VET system at local, national and European level, to ensure the development of human capital and to respond to the ever-growing needs and demands of the labour market.

ERIFO is engaged in providing VET courses for employed and unemployed, professionals and teachers, both in classroom environment and via distance learning.

ERIFO is currently delivering specific assistance services to the organisations in its own network, to access national and EU funding.

ERIFO has undertaken several EU-funded projects and it delivered 10 funded multilateral Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP) Multilateral. Since 2005 ERIFO has provided over 100 outgoing mobility activities and hosted 40 mobility activities.


Terre di Siena Lab (TSL), as new local development Agency of Provincia di Siena, was born on February 2016 from an internal division of APEA, due to the national institutional reform running in Italy since 2015, which is affecting also the organisations based and working at local level. It represents a network of municipalities and enterprises working also in waste management sector. It is working with the Waste Observatory ( publishing the Annual Report on waste ( It has links with the public organization “Siena Ambiente” involving in the e-waste recycling and re-use management sector. It has a relevant experience with the development of entrepreneurial experiences through VET system (see: Terre di Siena Creative: ) and in fostering entrepreneurial initiatives at regional and local level.


According to RQF (Regional Qualification Framework) system in Italy, Tuscany Region (VET Policies and European Projects Unit) is a regulatory Institution for VET. It manages the ESF Programme for VET pathways. The activities within this framework are particularly related to trainees, schools or tertiary system attendees, young graduated researchers and entrepreneurs.

Tuscany Region is a public body managing the Public Employment Services (PES) within its territory as well as several policies, projects and activities with secondary schools and young students.

Tuscany Region is a reference point for the community of the regional area, playing an important role in socioeconomic development, by supporting vocational training and employment. It has function of direct representation of the community, territorial development planning and socio-economic development.


Regione Lazio (Regional Training, Research, Education, University, Development and Innovation Department) organises and implements human capital programmes to deliver the citizenship skills required to access the labour market and participate in the local community. It operates as a Regional Implementing Organisation with responsibility for managing the regional operational programmes financed by the FSE (European Social Fund); undertaking the activities in compliance with European regulations relating to the planning, designing, management, monitoring, evaluation and supervision for FSE and related co-financing. In addition, part of its role is to deliver the strategic regional programme for research, innovation and technological transfer.

It forges links with other EU tools, European entities and bodies at national and local level, to promote and implement the integrated use of structural funds. It co-ordinates and promotes the activities to deliver an integrated training system that facilitates the recognition of the competences acquired and supports mobility and lifelong learning.

Regione Lazio works closely with key stakeholders (schools, universities, authorised VET providers) to:

  • safeguard access to university-level education and, through legislative reorganisation and spending reviews, allow students to play a role in proposing and controlling service quality;
  • act as the regional hub to coordinate and develop annual plans for training and education
  • support an integrated system for regional organisations (education, vocational training, job, social services, public works, healthcare, transports) identifying the key priorities and facilitating a coordinated approach;
  • support lifelong learning for individuals seeking to improve their situation and to support human resource teams in companies seeking to improve their competitiveness;
  • develop a research and knowledge network to support the R&S (research and development) offering through universities and research centres;
  • expand the network of co-operation with organisations in EU and non-EU countries to nurture transnational mobility and research/innovation in support of education, training and employability;
  • promote the website Porta Futuro ( as the primary gateway for sharing information and opportunities; modules of e-learning (CV-writing, job interview techniques, motivational lessons and test modules); information for businesses relating to public tenders;
  • ensure higher education prepares student for the jobs of the future through the implementation of specialised facilities;
  • work with universities and research centres to share innovative ideas and help to forge links between young people, students and graduates from different academic backgrounds with the entrepreneur world.