About Cedefop

European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training


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


Cedefop works to strengthen European cooperation and provide the evidence on which to base European VET policy. Cedefop’s added value is the high quality of its comparative analyses and expertise gathered through research and networking, which are used to:

Cedefop works closely with the European Commission, Member States’ governments, representatives of employers and trade unions, VET researchers and practitioners. It provides them with up-to-date information on developments in VET as well as opportunities for policy debate.

Cedefop disseminates its information through its website, publications, social media, networks, conferences and seminars. Cedefop’s activities are guided by its mission and Programming Document / Work Programme.