Our misson, passion and strive. Our story.



Who we are

ACTE is a voice of progress with a mission to bring the European textile, clothing, leather, footwear, and fashion accessories industries to the future preserving the interests of its members both territorial collectivises and adherent organisations. 
ACTE, European Textile Collectivities Association, was founded in Guimarães (Portugal), in 1991, by the initiative of Mr. Mario Soares, ex. president in Portugal and Mr. Pierre Mauroy ex. Prime minister in France and by six municipalities from Spain, France, Portugal, and Belgium. 
ACTE is currently one of the first associations of local authorities at European level and have more than 70 members and still expanding.