This country report is part of a series of reports on vocational education and training produced by each EU Member State plus Norway and Iceland by members of ReferNet, a network established by Cedefop (European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training).

This VET in Europe report provides readers with a concise, basic insight into the state of the vocational education and training system of Portugal. It situates the education and training system in Portugal  within a broad political, social, economic, and labour market framework.

CHAPTER 1. External factors influencing VET;
CHAPTER 2. Providing VET in a lifelong learning perspective;
CHAPTER 3. Shaping VET qualifications;
CHAPTER 4. Promoting participation in vocational education and training.

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Portugal: VET in Europe: country report 2016