ReferNet Portugal is a joint project of General Directorate for Employment and Industrial Relations and Cedefop
The Directorate-General for Employment and Industrial Relations is a central service of the Ministry for Labour, Solidarity and Social Security
The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training is a European Union decentralised agency.

Future challenges for vocational education and training


ReferNet national meeting
For the second meeting of the national network, partners received information about the activities carried out so far and the next year's work plan. Partners agreed about the importance of exploring new dissemination activities.
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16th annual plenary meeting
The 16th annual plenary meeting of ReferNet was held from 21 to 23 November in Thessaloniki. More than 80 participants attended the meeting, including national representatives and Refernet's partners.
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Study on rural qualifications
This study aims at identifying qualification needs, mapping key competences for the rural world and designing qualification standards for the agroforestry sector.
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Students on professional offers
DGEEC published a report that is the result of a longitudinal analysis that followed for three years the learners who enrolled professional programmes in the academic years 2012/13, 2013/14 and 2014/15.
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FUTURE: transforming career guidance
The FUTURE Time Traveler project will be presented in the end of November. The project aims to transform career guidance on future skills, jobs and career prospects through a game-based virtual reality platform.
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Updated fiches about VET offer
The VET offer information sheets have been updated. These fiches cover information on the most relevant VET programmes in the lower, upper and post-secondary non-tertiary education.
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