ReferNet regional meetings took place in Limassol on 14-15 May and Lisbon on 25-26 May.

ReferNet partners worked intensively with Cedefop project managers on terminology issues directly relevant for the VET in Europe reports and Spotlights they prepare and update regularly. Extending the use of shared VET concepts will facilitate describing and understanding VET systems and give more visibility to each system across Europe. The partners also participated actively in a knowledge-sharing session on mobility and lively exchanges of opinions led to innovative ideas for new partnerships (e.g. for teachers’ mobility).

We warmly thank our Cypriot (HRDA) and Portuguese (DGERT) partners who organised the last regional meetings of ReferNet under the current framework partnership agreement (2012-15) and hope to meet very soon again within a brand new network.

ReferNet is a network of institutions created by Cedefop in 2002 to provide information on national vocational education and training (VET) systems and policies in the EU Member States, Iceland and Norway.