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.

Partners’ messages

In 2017, the 15th ReferNet annual plenary meeting welcomed the 30 partners under the 2016-19 framework partnership agreement, national representatives and representatives from the European Commission and the European Training Foundation – ETF.


Students on professional programmes
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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Equal opportunities for VET learners
The new legislation establishes as a priority the implementation of an educational policy that guarantees equality of access, promotes success and equal opportunities for general and VET learners.
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European Credit System for VET
Keep abreast of the latest developments on ECVET, learn about creating ECVET units of learning outcomes, using the principles of ECVET and EQF, assessment of prior learning. 
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First ReferNet national meeting
It was held in 29th May the first national ReferNet meeting with the objective of inform the partners about the work carried out so far, forthcoming activities and the need to invest in visibility actions
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Education at a Glance 2018
OECD's Education at a Glance 2018 is now available
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The changing nature and role of VET in Europe
Find out the responsiveness of European VET systems to external change (1995-2015)
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Developments in VET policy in 2015-17
See the latest report on the progress of VET policies between 2015 and 2017
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Guidance and outreach for inactive and unemployed
The third report on guidance and outreach for the upskilling of vulnerable groups is now available
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