The 3-day meeting will be an opportunity to intensify our cooperation with ReferNet, our European network of expertise, which will celebrate its 20th anniversary during its plenary meeting on 9-10 and 11 November.
Information will be delivered by Cedefop experts on upcoming deliverables: survey on measuring and monitoring early leaving from initial VET in Europe, and updating the Mobility Scoreboard.
A peer-learning session on five ‘hot’ topics will be held by ReferNet partners, with the active contribution of ibw Austria, the Ministry of Education and Research (Estonia), France Inffo, BIBB (Germany), INAPP (Italy), the Ministry of Education and Science (Latvia), INFPC (Luxembourg), DIKU (Norway), ibe (Poland), CNDIPT (Romania), ŠIOV (Slovakia) and Fundae (Spain):
- The role of VET in supporting refugees in the partner countries. National representatives and ReferNet members will exchange latest information on the situation in the respective countries, measures taken or considered, etc.
- Recognition of foreign qualifications
- Digital transition
- Individual learning accounts
- Report on labour shortages and surpluses in 2021 (European Labour Authority).
On the third day, volunteer working groups will work on topics such as reflecting on the challenges for the next Framework Partnership Agreement (2024-27), renewing the ReferNet charter and preparing the 20th ReferNet anniversary.
Best wishes to all participants for a fruitful meeting.