What is ECGF Training Network?

What is ECGF Training Network?

Purpose and goals

The European Coast Guard Functions Training Network (ECGF Training Network) is a voluntary association of educational institutions providing education in the field of coast guard functions in the member states of the European Coast Guard Functions Forum (ECGFF).

Membership is open to all officially recognised educational institutions involved in teaching, training and researching coast guard functions in the member states of the ECGFF. Tasks of the members are to seek to promote collaboration in the field of coast guard functions. Members will:

  • Publish, through the ECGF Training Portal, information on training courses that are open to participants from other members of the Network

  • Contribute to developing a Coast Guard Functions Sectoral Qualifications Framework (CGFSQF)

  • Be open to participating in exchange programmes

  • Contribute to developing international education programmes according to their interests and expertise.


The ECGF Training Network will be overseen by a Governing Board (GB) comprising voluntary representatives of the network members and representatives of the ECGFF. The Governing Board will choose a chair from among its membership. The term of the chairmanship for the same institution will be one year and can be renewed consecutively once-only by a decision of the Board. The Governing Board will adopt Terms of Reference for its work and adopt an annual work-programme. The Governing Board will monitor the progress and results of the collaboration and will formulate recommendations for improvements in the cooperation. The chair of the Board will arrange Governing Board meetings at least once a year.

The Governing Board can appoint a small secretariat comprised of representatives of the Network which will be responsible for implementing the programmes and initiatives agreed by the Governing Board.

The Chair of the Governing Board will present an informal annual report on the activities and initiatives of the Network to the Plenary Conference of the ECGFF, which follows and discusses the network's activities and offers support to its members.

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