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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 - November 2018
© onurdongel / iStock

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

VET News International - November 2018

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

Cross-national overview of apprenticeship schemes
© Cedefop 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Cross-national overview of apprenticeship schemes

How does each EU country define apprenticeships? What are their functions in the education system and how are they organised? These questions are being addressed by the new Cedefop study.

European Vocational Skills Week 2018
© European Commission

Thursday, July 12, 2018

European Vocational Skills Week 2018

The third European Vocational Skills Week with the motto "Discover Your Talent" will take place from 5 to 9 November 2018 in Vienna. Again, you can apply for Awards for VET Excellence in four categories. The awards will be given on November 9, 2018.

EuroSkills 2018
EuroSkills 2018 Team Germany© WorldSkills Germany e.V.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

EuroSkills 2018

For the 6th time, young skilled professionals will compete to be the best at the European skills championship from 26 to 28 September 2018 in Budapest. In total, around 600 participants from 28 countries will present their skills in their respective fields.

Latest publications

  • NEW: Thematic Perspective 2018

    This article on „Guidance and outreach for inactive and unemployed“ introduces national outreach and guidance strategies as well as practices aimed at improving the skills of inactive and unemployed people.

  • 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.

  • Spotlight on VET in Germany 2016/17

    provides a concise overview of the key features, challenges and current developments of the German VET system.

  • 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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