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

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Main topics and publications


VET News International - May 2019
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Thursday, May 9, 2019

VET News International - May 2019

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

Second BIBB Conference on the Economics of VET: Markets - Institutions - Systems
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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Second BIBB Conference on the Economics of VET: Markets - Institutions - Systems

The BIBB hosts its second conference on the economics of vocational education and training (VET) on 7-8 November 2019 in Siegburg. The conference will bring together researchers to discuss the most recent empirical and theoretical results.

Submit a contribution until 15 May!

#CedefopPhotoAward 2019
© Cedefop/Peter Mayr, 2018

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

#CedefopPhotoAward 2019

You can participate until 31 May!

Teams of vocational training and education (VET) learners can once again share their VET experience in a photo story for a chance to win trips to the European Vocational Skills Week in Helsinki or to Thessaloniki for the opening of the International Film Festival.

2018 Cedefop skills forecast country reports
© Cedefop 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

2018 Cedefop skills forecast country reports

The skills forecast reports summarise key future trends in jobs and skills for each EU Member State up to 2030: employment trends by sectors, occupational groups and educational levels as well as developments of the working age population. A common methodology ensures comparability of results.

Latest publications

  • NEW: Spotlight on VET 2018 compilation

    provides a concise overview of the key features of VET in each country of the EU, Iceland and Norway.

  • 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.

  • VET in Germany Report 2016

    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.

  • ReferNet Germany Flyer 2017

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

  • 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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