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Sharing knowledge

Sharing knowledge

ReferNet is a European information network for vocational education and training (VET).

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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

VET News - August 2022

The ReferNet Germany information service "VET news international" provides twice a month an overview of publications and links to recent developments and initiatives.

Archive VET News
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Have your say!

The EU Commission has recently published Calls for Evidence with the objective of gathering input for new policies and to ensure they best meet stakeholders’ needs. Feedback on two upcoming Council Recommendations proposals on digital education and skills can be provided until 16 September 2022.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2022

Micro-credentials in Germany

In June, the Council of the European Union adopted the Commission Recommendation on a European approach to micro-credentials for lifelong learning and employability. The article discusses the potentials and problem areas of the recommendation from a German perspective.

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Monday, July 4, 2022

BIBB Congress 2022

The BIBB Congress will take place on 27 and 28 October 2022 at the World Conference Center Bonn (WCCB) and has the motto "Future Skills - Thinking about Progress". You can now register for the Congress at www.bibb.de/congress2022

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Online seminar 20 years

For the 20th anniversary of the network, the ReferNet Germany team organised an online seminar on 15 June 2022. The ReferNet activities were presented either with slides or directly on the website.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Master degree VET & Innovation

The international Master study programme ‘Vocational Education and Innovation’ at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) is now open for the application of international TVET professionals until 31 July 2022. Watch the video and apply now!

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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

ReferNet 20th anniversary

The European network is turning 20 years in 2022! In the national teams, experts not only provide information on the national VET system, they also act as a broker of information on VET across Europe through the network.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

‘Skillset and match’ new issue

The May 2022 issue of ‚Skillset and match‘, Cedefop’s magazine promoting learning for work, is now available. Turn to page 17 for the short presentation of new study-integrated training programmes in Germany!

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

VET for Ukraine refugees

How can vocational education and training in Europe support refugees from Ukraine? ReferNet members have compiled short reports in order to document the situation in the receiving countries.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Training teachers and trainers

In view of digitalisation, growing diversity, and environmental crisis, how can professional development help in-company trainers and VET school teachers adapt to these new demands and acquire the necessary skills? This report focuses on the current situation in Germany. 

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Thematic Perspective 2021

How can professional development help in-company trainers and VET school teachers adapt to the new demands of digitalisation, diversity and environmental crisis, and acquire the necessary skills? This report focuses on Germany.

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Spotlight on VET compilation

provides a concise overview for 2020 with a system chart and key features of VET in each country of the EU, Iceland and Norway.

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Report VET in Germany 2020

gives 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.

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Spotlight on VET Germany 2020

describes the German VET system. It outlines the key features as well as the challenges and policy responses, e.g. an attractive VET for all and how to deal with the challenges of digitalisation and the commitment to sustainability.

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Thematic Perspective 2020

focuses on the responsiveness of the German VET system to the challenges of digitalisation, AI and the future of work. What are the policy strategies and initiatives to modernise VET and how can digital technologies and media support learning practices?

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VET in Europe online database

The new Cedefop ReferNet database is the main source of information about vocational education and training (VET) systems in the EU, UK, Iceland and Norway. It includes diagrammes, generates reports and allows comparing by country and theme.

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Thematic Perspective 2019

presents enablers and disablers of international long-term mobility of apprentices, with regard to: German framework conditions (Chapter 1), the VET system (Chapter 2) as well as practical implementation (Chapter 3).

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VET in Germany Report 2018

gives 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.

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Thematic Perspective 2018

presents and analyses the German results of Cedefop's European public opinion survey on VET in a comparative way. The article provides interpretations within the German context, using national surveys.

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ReferNet Germany Flyer 2017

introduces ReferNet, the European information network on vocational education and training: its objectives, activities and partners.

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ReferNet Europe Flyer 2017

presents ReferNet, the European network of expertise on VET, from the point of view of Cedefop: its goals, partners and activities.

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