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VET in Europe - Country reports

Learn more about the European national vocational education and training systems

VET in Europe - Country reports are a product of the VET in Europe project and review vocational education and training systems in Member States, Iceland and Norway. They are prepared and updated by ReferNet, according to a common structure provided by Cedefop.

Why VET in Europe - Country reports are of value

Understanding national VET systems, their characteristics, developments and priorities is a key element in different levels of the VET coordination and development process. It mayalso bring additional ideas and examples of good practice.
Downloading the country reports is highly recommended for policy-makers, researchers and practitioners involved in VET activities, including conferences, seminars or projects.

Latest VET in Europe - Country reports

Updated information can be downloaded by country in pdf format for the latest year available or viewed by theme in html format.Previous overviews are also available and can be accessed by country in PDF format.


Download by country 

 Austria   Belgium   Bulgaria  Cyprus  Czech Republic
 Denmark   Estonia  Finland  France   Germany
Greece   Hungary   Iceland  Ireland    Italy 
 Latvia  Lithuania   Luxemburg  Malta   Netherlands
 Norway  Poland   Portugal   Romania   Slovakia 
 Slovenia  Sweden  Spain   United Kingdom   



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History of the VET in Europe - Country reports

Cedefop’s initiative of providing comparable information in a user friendly, electronic way dates back to 2002, when the Refernet network  was established. Since then many reports were published in the framework of short thematic overviews and detailed analyses, as well as transversal studies:



Related sources of information

  • Short descriptions are produced for the countries holding the EU-Council presidency;
  • Structures of education, vocational training and adult education systems in Europe prepared by the Eurydice network in cooperation with Cedefop's Refernet;
  • Spotlights with concise country information are available from 2013. 


Until 2010 Cedefop maintained a database with national information on VET. This database can be accessed from here.


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