ETENE works with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Parliament, and other ministries and government agencies. Meetings and other events for facilitating cooperation are also held with other national ethics advisory boards and regional actors, and ETENE further engages with scientific and education institutions, NGOs, the media and private citizens.

ETENE monitors and publicises international trends in ethics and participates in international events as necessary. There is bilateral cooperation primarily with the Nordic and Baltic countries.