Purpose of the national coordination point and its link with the European Commission
ReferNet is a network of institutions set up by the European Center for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop) in 2002 to provide information on national VET systems and policies in the EU Member States, Iceland and Norway. With the information gathered, Cedefop supports the development of European vocational education and training policies and contributes to their implementation. It helps the European Commission, EU Member States and the social partners to develop suitable VET policies.
Tasks of the national coordination point
Among other things, ReferNet prepares extensive reports on vocational and technical education in the country (VET in Europe – Country report), short summaries of vocational and professional education for its country (Sportlight on VET) and thematic reports on selected current topics.