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ReferNet is a network of institutions created by Cedefop in 2002 to provide information on national vocational education and training (VET) systems and policies in the EU Member States, Iceland and Norway. Each national partner is a key organization involved in VET in the country it represents. Therefore, all partners are particularly well- placed to […]

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ESF Transnational Platform

Transnational cooperation in the ESF helps develop better and effective employment and social policies and improve the delivery of reforms, essentially by enabling people to learn from experience and good practice in other countries. The ESF provides support to enterprises, systems and structures with a view to facilitating their adaption to new challenges and promoting good governance

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European Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training – EQAVET

The EQAVET is a community of practice bringing together the Member States, social Partners and the European Commission to promote European collaboration in developing and improving quality assurance in VET by using the European Quality Assurance Reference Framework. The scientific advisors and CEDEFOP support EQAVET and the European Commission in their work contributing to the formulation of

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European Qualification Framework – EQF

The EQF Advisory Group has been set up by the Commission to support the implementation of the recommendation of the European Parliament and Council on the establishment of the European Qualifications Framework for Lifelong Learning in 2008. The Council Recommendation on the validation of non-formal and formal learning 2012 delegates the follow-up of the implementation

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European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training – ECVET

The ECVET is a European initiative, allowing for the accumulation and transfer of credits gained through the recognition of learning outcomes in vocational education and training achievements in vocational education and training, informal, informal and non-formal learning. The ECVET was established by the initiative of the EU member states in cooperation with the European Commission. Every qualification

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European Alliance for Apprenticeships

The European Alliance for Apprenticeship (EAfA) is a platform which brings together governments and key stakeholders, like chambers, vocational education and training (VET) providers, regions, youth representatives, think tanks and social partners. The common goal is to strengthen the quality, supply and image of apprenticeship in Europe. EfVET is a part of the stakeholder EAfA

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Education and Training 2020 (ET2020)

ET2020 work programme was adopted in May 2009. The ET2020 growth strategy was built on the previous work programme ET2010 and defines the long-term strategic objectives of EU education and training policies: making lifelong learning and mobility a reality; improving the quality and efficiency of education and training; promoting equity, social cohesion and active citizenship; enhancing

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VET4EU2 – Platform of Representatives of VET Providers

The four European Associations of VET providers (EFVET, EUproVET, EVTA and EVBB) and two associations of Higher Education (EURASHE and EUCEN) work together under the banner of VET4EU2. The European Commission responded enthusiastically to the formation of VET4EU2. In the year 2014, the organisation has acquired the status of permanent interlocutor for the European Commission.

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