ReferNet is a European network initiated by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop). It aims to meet the growing demand for comparable information on policies and developments in the area of vocational education and training (VET) in the European Union.
VET experts work together in the national ReferNet teams of the 28 EU member states plus Norway and Iceland. The ReferNet coordinator in Germany is the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB). Have a look at our ReferNet flyer (update 2017)!
On 29-30 November 2017, over 50 ReferNet members and national representatives from 29 countries discussed with Cedefop experts the latest VET policy developments, prepared the 2018 work plan and shared experiences related to the network's deliverables in working groups.
The EU Commission organised from 20 to 24 November 2017 the second European Vocational Skills Week under the motto „Discover Your Talent“. Events dealing with vocational education and training took place in all Europe, at local, regional and national levels.
This 2016 report presents 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.
Skills Panorama, powered by Cedefop, is a unique web-portal offering skills intelligence for occupations, countries and sectors in Europe.