ReferNet is a European network created by Cedefop in 2002 to provide information on national vocational education and training (VET) systems and policies in Member States, Iceland and Norway. This information is displayed in Cedefop databases and is used for comparative studies. At country level it gives valuable insights into national VET systems. The network builds upon key institutions in each partner country.
ReferNet activities are cofinanced by Cedefop and Member States under a framework partnership agreement. Activities are of common benefit to participating countries and Cedefop. Regular meetings are organised at a central and regional level to promote exchange of information between partners, discuss the activities planned and improve the overall cooperation.