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.

VET experts work together in the national ReferNet teams of the 28 EU member states plus Norway and Iceland. The ReferNet coordinator in Germany is the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB). Have a look at our ReferNet flyer (update 2017)!

"Spotlight on VET Germany" summarises the features, challenges and developments of the German VET system. The brochure can be downloaded in English, German, Spanish and French.


14-Aug-17: VET News - August

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

VET News International Nr. 32-2017

VET News International Nr. 31-2017

VET News International Nr. 30-2017

23-Mai-17: #CedefopPhotoAward 2017

Groups of vocational education and training (VET) learners in the European Union can share their VET photo stories for a chance to win a trip to Brussels or Thessaloniki.


Don't miss out on your chance to take part!

Submit your entries until 15 July 2017

to Cedefopphotoaward@cedefop.europa.eu

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16-Mai-17: VET in Europe - Report Germany 2016

This 2016 report presents an overview of the vocational educational and Training (VET) system in Germany: external factors influencing VET; providing VET in a lifelong learning perspective; shaping VET qualifications and promoting participation in VET.

VET in Europe - Germany 2016


15-Mai-17: ReferNet Europe - New Flyer

ReferNet has a new slogan "The European network of expertise on VET" and presents itself and its activities in a new flyer "Sharing knowledge about vocational education and training". Have a look!

ReferNet Europe Flyer 2017

15-Nov-16: ReferNet Annual Plenary Meeting

Over 65 members and national representatives from 29 countries discussed the latest VET policy developments, prepared the 2017 work plan and shared experiences related to validation of the network's deliverables.