ReferNet is the European information network
for vocational education and training (VET)
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.
The national institute for the development of continuing vocational training (INFPC) coordinates the activities of ReferNet Luxembourg. The Ministry of Education, Children and Youth is in charge of the national representation.
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:
You will find below the documents produced by ReferNet Luxembourg and by the European partners in the network
VET in Europe database helps policy makers, social partners, researchers and other stakeholders better understand similarities and differences of national VET systems through easy-to-navigate up-to-date descriptions that are structured by theme.
Online articles report on specific topics related to VET and labour market developments.
Latest developments in vocational education and training, and employment and labour market issues in all partner countries.
Hard copy publications contributing to better understanding of VET systems in countries that hold the presidency of the Council of the European Union.
The Spotlight summarises key features, challenges and developments of the national VET system. Spotlights accommodate readers who need a concise introduction to VET in a specific country.
Reports describing the policy developments in vocational education and training (VET)
The INFPC's Training Observatory (Observatoire de la Formation) meets the aim of the Government and social partners to build a detailed statistical knowledge and to produce reliable qualitative analysis on the link between work and training.
Country statistical overviews and data for vocational education and training policies