Relevant sectoral stakeholders gathering around a single table

The Council is composed of the EU Social Partners in the TCLF sector, representing the industry and workers’ organisations, as well as the Industrial Skills Partnerships, i.e. the national Observatories involved in education, training and employment in the Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear industries.

Council Composition

The image illustrates the internal structure of the European Skills Council - Textile, Clothing, Leather and Footwear.
Representatives of the European Social Partners and participants of the national Industrial Skills Partnerships are represented in the Council.



A Board, composed of the representatives of the Social Partners, is in charge of the executive decisions and the management of the Council's activities

Over time, membership will be extended to education and training institutions, technical centres, research organisations, public authorities, national trade unions and sectoral associations, as well any other national or international entity operating in the TCLF sector and those whose action closely relates to education, training and employment for TCLF.

Stakeholders Map

The map shows the connections among the stakeholders in the TCLF sector, and their relation with the Skills Council.



The Council has the support of the European Commission in the starting phases.

The EU TCLF Skills Council is established in Brussels and convenes at least once a year.

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