With the objective of establishing a European network for VET – ReferNet –, this call aims at selecting one applicant from each eligible country (EU member states, Iceland and Norway) with which Cedefop will conclude a four-year Framework partnership agreement covering the period from January 2020 to December 2023 and at concluding with the successful applicant a specific grant agreement for 12 month work plan to be carried out in 2020, starting in January 2020.

Framework partnership agreements are implemented through four Specific grant agreements (one per financial year). The Framework partnership agreement defines the legal and financial framework and the scope of activities. Specific grant agreements define the partner’s annual work plans.

Applicants are therefore required to submit under this grant procedure:

  1. a proposal for a four-year Framework partnership agreement for the years 2020-2023 and
  2. a proposal for the Specific agreement for ReferNet action2020.

The announcement of this call for proposals has been published in all official languages in the Official Journal series 2019/C 256/02 of 30.07.2019.

Deadline for submission of proposals: 01/10/2019

Requests for additional information/clarification should be received by 23/09/2019. The answers to such requests, if any, will be published under this banner, therefore please visit Cedefop's website frequently for updates.

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Call details

Procurement type
Call for proposals
Official Publication Date
Closing date


Award notice

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Clarification -Questions and Answers (3)

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Correction (2) - Clarification - Questions and Answers (2)

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Correction (1) - Clarification - Questions and Answers (1)

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Call for proposals_ReferNet 2020-2023

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