ReferNet has been established by Cedefop to meet the growing demand for VET and related information that makes comparisons possible between Member States, on their developments and policies.
ReferNet comprises a national consortium in each Member State (plus Iceland and Norway) made up of organisations representative of vocational education and training institutions.
The network's tasks fall into three categories:
(1) documentation and dissemination
(2) collection and analysis of information
During the upcoming technical ReferNet meeting, these common tasks will be discussed in order to enhance their quality, to evaluate current input and to further standardise the common approach.