ReferNet is a network of national partners representing all Member States of the European Union, Iceland and Norway, set up in 2002 by Cedefop.


Cedefop, European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, supports the development of European vocational education and training (VET) policies.

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#CedefopPhotoAward 2019 winners announced!

Two winning teams from Austria and Croatia have been nominated for the top award to be presented by European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, Skills and Labour Mobility Marianne Thyssen at the fourth European vocational skills week (#EUVocationalSkills) in Helsinki (14-18 October).

27. 08. 2019.
#CedefopPhotoAward is back!

The #CedefopPhotoAward promotes best practice and excellence in VET across the EU and beyond, offering the chance to young learners as well as adults in continuing education to show their talent while promoting the benefits of VET.

21. 05. 2019.
Experimental Program Dual Education

Dual education enters 11 VET schools in Croatia with four programmes and 156 enrolled students

14. 05. 2019.
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