GeTM also acts through working with public and political sphere actors.

Besides making general public aware, the association assures that a more targeted action addresses to political actors and decision-makers.

Since 2008, GeTM and Fédération genevoise de coopération put in place two trainings per year; the trainings are addressed to councilors and administrative personnel in charge of development aid and the topic is cooperation in development.

This training is organized in two parts: the first one lets participants treat general information about development aid, sustainable development and the objective of the millennium. The second part is organized in the form of practical working groups and lets councilors analyze and suggest criteria of approving a dossier.

These trainings have been very successful and several municipalities are interested in deepening them and even participate in other specific trainings according to their needs.