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Sharing knowledge

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

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Monday, November 14, 2022

VET News - November 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
Monday, October 10, 2022

VET in Europe tool updated

The Cedefop ReferNet database with detailed information on VET systems in the EU, Iceland and Norway has been updated. Have a look at diagrammes, generate reports or compare by country and theme! Since 2019, the contents of the "VET in Europe" reports are available online.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2022

VET in the Czech Republic

On the occasion of the Czech Republic's Presidency of the Council of the European Union, an up-to-date report on the Czech VET system has been published. It focuses on the main features of the system as well as the challenges and policy measures.

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Thursday, September 15, 2022

The future of VET in Europe

More than 30 internationally renowned VET researchers met at the Federal Institute for VET (BIBB) on 8-9 September 2022 for the workshop 'Future of VET in Europe: Pathways to vocational excellence'. The event was held in cooperation between BIBB, Cedefop and 3s business consulting.

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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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VET in Europe tool updated

The Cedefop ReferNet database is the main source of information on VET systems in the EU, Iceland and Norway. It includes diagrammes, generates reports and allows comparing by country and theme. The 2021 update is now online.

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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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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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