ATEVAL is a private industrial association. It has more than 400 associated textile companies and represents almost 10.500 persons employed. ATEVAL has cooperated with various entities in European projects. It has human resources expert in coordinating European projects, directing the work team for the dissemination and intellectual property rights. ATEVAL activity is divided into several departments: innovation, industry and environment, external promotion, training, labor and tax law. The association provides advice in all these fields. As well as information and training services in various areas covered. ATEVAL is responsible for coordinating the actions of the CIE (Consejo Intertextil Español), carried out under the name of Home Textiles from Spain. To carry out its activities, it maintains a continuous contact and collaboration with other institutions and bodies of different areas such as the Institute of Foreign Trade (ICEX), the Valencian Institute of Export (IVEX), the various chambers of commerce of Valencia, the Textile Technology Institute (AITEX), the CEOE, COEPA, CIERVAL, CEV, etc. At European level, it participates in the European Textile Employers Manufacturers. In addition, ATEVAL has signed cooperation agreements with various entities, to increase the supply of services (European projects, processing and administration, environment, new technologies, promotion abroad,...). ATEVAL began its work on projects of European calls in 2004 with the LIFE program. From this experience ATEVAL has participated actively putting forward its proposals to various programs of European calls, including LIFE projects.