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 2020 competition is now open!
Deadline for submissions is 30 June 2020 at 23:59 CET

As European countries are starting to ease lockdown measures and some schools are reopening, #CedefopPhotoAward is back for a fifth year to give vocational education and training (VET) learners a chance to have some fun and win amazing prizes.

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18. 05. 2020.
Enrolment trends in favour of VET

In July 2019, the Agency for VET and Adult Education (ASOO) and the economy ministry (MINGO) launched nation-wide campaigns for the promotion of VET during the main enrolment period in upper secondary education. The enrolment data indicate increased share of students in initial VET, showing that VET is becoming the first choice of many students, including high achievers.

17. 04. 2020.
Cedefop publishes Short description on VET in Croatia
New publications released for Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU

Cedefop has just published a short description of Croatia’s VET system to help understand it better by providing insights into its main features and highlighting system developments and current challenges. 

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27. 03. 2020.
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