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Library and documentation

Visit our Library to find information on: VET policy, training systems, qualifications and competences, lifelong guidance, skill needs, lifelong learning, informal and non-formal learning, training research, VET teachers and trainers, learning outcomes, EQF, ECVET, adult learning and much more.

We select, organize and disseminate information from the Member States, European institutions and international organisations.

The Cedefop Library has existed since 1975 (Council Regulation 337/75) to provide you with important reference services in the area of vocational education and training (VET).


Our services

VET-BibCedefop’s digital library, provides you with online access to documents and publications on VET in Europe.
Ask a VET expert send us your questions and requests for information on any VET related topic. We will answer you promptly.
Archive of VET alert monthly updates about new publications on VET related topics (2003-2014).
Find keywords from the European Training Thesaurus, the multilingual vocabulary for VET in Europe
VET bibliographies logo Use our thematic VET  bibliographies, which provide access to documents on key VET topics such as skill needs, guidance, green skills and much more.
 Subscribe to the Cedefop newsletter to learn about recent developments in European policy.


Our collection

EU legislation, research reports, policy documents, statistics, best practices, case studies, proceedings, over 200 scientific journals titles, dictionaries, directories, glossaries and comparative studies at the EU, international and national levels available in print and electronic format.


Our users

Our services are available to European and national policy-makers, the social partners, training practitioners, training and research organisations, university institutes, postgraduate students and the general public.


Our networks


Information material






Library brochure


VET-Bib brochure


European Training
Thesaurus brochure

Cedefop’s Archives

Researchers may be interested in the archives of Cedefop. They are deposited with the European University Institute in Florence and include the documents produced by the Management Board and the Bureau between the years 1975 to 1983. For more information on the Cedefop collection, please see the European University Institute.




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