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

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

VET News - June 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, 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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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Developing training standards

This publication presents and discusses the procedures for developing qualification standards in six european countries and the underlying governance structures as well as an analysis of the interaction patterns of the main actors in the dual VET countries.

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Friday, November 19, 2021

ReferNet plenary meeting

On 17-19 November 2021, ReferNet partners from 29 countries discussed with Cedefop experts the latest VET policy developments at national and EU level. One focus was on the professional development of VET staff as well as on different aspects of sustainability in VET.

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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

#CedefopPhotoAward 2021

Teams of VET learners can share their experience related to green or digital skills in a photostory or video clip for a chance to win trips to the European Vocational Skills Week 2022 or to the Thessaloniki Documentary Festival.

Apply by 21 November! 

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Thursday, October 14, 2021

New Cedefop open call

The European Training and Learning Survey (ETLS) will help understand the contextual conditions affecting training, workplace learning and other forms of work-related learning among employees in the EU, Norway and Iceland.

Deadline: 15/11/2021

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

International VET mobility

The new service portal MeinAuslandspraktikum.de bundles offers for stays abroad in vocational education and training. It gives young people an overview and access to information, guidance and funding options as well as internship placement search.

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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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