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.


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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20th training congress on training for work
The Northern Regional Delegation of IEFP organised the "20th International Congress of Training for Work" in collaboration with the University of Porto and Santiago de Compostela and the parish council of Galicia
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Sectoral approach to qualifications
The Educational Research Institute of Poland is hosting an international conference organised under the auspices of the “Support to central government administration, awarding bodies and quality assurance institutions"
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Partnership Forum in Hungary
ReferNet Partnership Forum was held on the 15th and 16th May and it focused on the annual work plan, the improvement of dissemination, validation process, efficient information gathering and active communication
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#CedefopPhotoAward 2018
#CedefopPhotoAward is an integral part of the European vocational skills week to showcase vocational education and training (VET) and is open to groups of VET learners in the EU plus Norway and Iceland
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ReferNet at the main VET event
ReferNet marked its first presence in Futurália, the country's largest education, training and employability fair. The purpose of the participation was to publicise the role and work of the DGERT, Certification and ReferNet
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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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