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

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Main topics and publications

News

VET News International - January 2019
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Thursday, January 17, 2019

VET News International - January 2019

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

VET Data Report Germany - Selected findings
© BIBB 2018

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. 

2018 ReferNet plenary meeting
© Cedefop 2018

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.

Work-based learning in tertiary education in Europe
© BIBB 2018

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.

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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