ReferNet is a European network of reference and expertise on vocational education and training composed of experts in the field of vocational training from each of the 27 member states of the European Union, Iceland and Norway.

ReferNet was created to enable Cedefop to fulfill its mission more effectively.

Since 2009, the national institute for the development of continuing vocational training (INFPC) provides national coordination. National representation is provided by the Ministry of National Education, Children and Youth. The first reports were prepared for the year 2010 work.

In 2015, Cedefop celebrates the 40th anniversary of its foundation – and the 20th of its relocation from Berlin to Thessaloniki. ‘Old roots for new routes’ is the anniversary theme, which draws inspiration from the past to continue the work of improving vocational education and training (VET). Read more: Cedefop turns 40!