ReferNet Germany

ReferNet is a European network initiated by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop). It aims to meet the growing demand for comparable information on policies and developments in the area of vocational education and training (VET) in the European Union.

Members are national ReferNet teams in the 28 EU Member States plus Norway and Iceland. The teams consist of national VET experts. The ReferNet coordinator in Germany is the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (www.bibb.de/en/). Have a look at our ReferNet Flyer

The brochure "Spotlight on VET Germany" describes the system of vocational education and training in Germany as well as its characteristics and attractiveness. The current and future challenges are discussed. Substantial data illustrate the current situation. The brochure can be downloaded in English, German, Spanish and French.


12-Jan-17: VET News - January 2017

The information service "VET news international" (ReferNet Germany) compiles publications and links with current developments on European VET.

VET News International Nr. 03-2017

VET News International Nr. 02-2017

VET News International Nr. 01-2017

2-Nov-16: The EU and jobs, growth and investment



Brochure to download
"THE EU AND" series, EU Commission, Oct. 2016

4-Mai-16: Cedefop's Skills Panorama

Skills Panorama, powered by Cedefop, is a unique web-portal offering skills intelligence for occupations, countries and sectors in Europe.

2-Mai-16: Apprenticeship systems

The discussion paper "Approaching apprenticeship systems from a European perspective" gives a general overview of the basic aspects of an apprenticeship system and describes some trends as to the establishment and development of apprenticeship systems with examples from EU countries.

Discussion paper on apprenticeship systems


1-Mai-16: Mobility Scoreboard

The IVET mobility scoreboard is a tool for monitoring developments in IVET mobility policies and for assisting policy-making in international learning mobility. It  provides detailed country information on the conditions for IVET learner mobility in Europe in 10 key action areas.

Have a look at the Cedefop website for more information!