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of the ETN Association

The Secretariats is located in the Textile Forum Service (Beatrijs Sterk) offices.

The Association Secretariat General work on a voluntary basis. They make use of TFS resources and staff so as to fulfil their tasks, such as:

  • Membership management; collection of fees; reminders etc.
  • Correspondence with ETN members and partner organisations
  • Assistance with editing and distributing the ETN Newsletter
  • Database research and maintenance
  • Assistance with the preparation and evaluation of General Assemblies
  • Bookkeeping and preparation of accounts
  • Surveys by questionnaire and other mailings
  • Maintenance of the Network's Internet Website
  • Assistance with project implementation and administration
  • General Secretaries' travel claims etc.


The Network has an extensive database of organisers of textile events in the fields of

  • Cultural Heritage;
  • Contemporary creative production in art, the crafts and industry;
  • Education and further training.

The Network regularly documents forthcoming events organised by the above institutions, such as:

  • Exhibitions and shows;
  • Competitions and other selections;
  • Further training: courses, seminars, conferences etc.



Publication ETN Newsletter

ETN Website with permanently updated news pages

Publication of manuals and brochures

  • Manual of Organisers of Textile Events in Europe
  • Directory of Textile Culture in Europe
  • European Textile Routes



ETN events (PfeilETN events) are prepared for media publication and presented to the public in a consistent fashion in conjunction with local organisers.

ETN is involved in projects (PfeilETN projects) whose members and partners work together.

In other cases ETN members will work on projects with related themes without any inter-project co-operation.

Coordination services within the framework of projects will attract a charge since they are not covered by membership fees or funding.