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

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VET News International - September 2019
Monday, September 23, 2019

VET News International - September 2019

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

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EU Vocational Skills Week 2019
Thursday, August 29, 2019

EU Vocational Skills Week 2019

Helsinki will host the fourth European Vocational Skills Week from 14 to 18 October 2019. You can be part of it by organising a national, regional or local event around the theme "Discover your talent".

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VET in Germany Report 2018
Wednesday, June 5, 2019

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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#CedefopPhotoAward 2019
Monday, May 20, 2019

#CedefopPhotoAward 2019

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.

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Cooperation between social partners and the state
Thursday, April 11, 2019

Cooperation between social partners and the state

At an international conference staged by BIBB in Siegburg on 3 and 4 April 2019, educational experts from the fields of politics and research highlighted the significance of cooperation between social partners and the state in vocational education and training.

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

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2018 Cedefop skills forecast country reports
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.

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VET Data Report Germany - Selected findings
Wednesday, December 12, 2018

VET Data Report Germany - Selected findings

The development of the German VET system and more specifically of the dual system relies on regular data collection. This BIBB Data Report is a selection of most relevant data on the German VET System in 2016/2017. 

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2018 ReferNet plenary meeting
Monday, November 26, 2018

2018 ReferNet plenary meeting

On 21-23 November 2018, over 80 ReferNet members and national representatives from 30 countries discussed with Cedefop experts the latest VET policy developments at national and EU level. One focus was on digitalisation and the future of VET.

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Work-based learning in tertiary education in Europe
Friday, November 23, 2018

Work-based learning in tertiary education in Europe

Which forms and models of vocational education exist in the tertiary sector? Case studies from six European countries provide a picture of the diversity and similarities of tertiary education programmes. For this purpose, companies, education providers as well as students were interviewed.

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The German VET system at a glance
Thursday, November 15, 2018

The German VET system at a glance

BIBB’s English website has been complemented by a new section on the German vocational education and training (VET) system. In addition, important terms can now be looked up in a VET glossary.

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Cross-national overview of apprenticeship schemes
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.

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European Vocational Skills Week 2018
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
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.

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#CedefopPhotoAward 2018
Monday, July 2, 2018

#CedefopPhotoAward 2018

You can participate until 15 July!

Groups of vocational education and training (VET) learners in the European Union can share their VET photo stories for a chance to win a trip to Vienna or Thessaloniki.

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Opinion survey on VET
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Opinion survey on VET

Cedefop opinion survey on vocational education and training (VET) reflects citizens’ opinions on awareness, attractiveness, experience and effectiveness of VET in the EU. ReferNet Germany provided interpretations of the national results in the German context.

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Survey on changing nature and role of VET
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Survey on changing nature and role of VET

The Cedefop online survey on VET change in Europe aims to identify trends and objectives for post-2020 VET cooperation in Europe.

to the survey

NEW: 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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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.

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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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