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Research support service

The Research Support Service supports the information needs of all Cedefop’s core activities. It contributes to Cedefop’s goal of being acknowledged as an authoritative source of information on VET, skills and competences and ensures that all projects timely receive relevant and reliable information.

VET-Bib database

Cedefop’s bibliographical database offers to stakeholders a selective collection of European vocational education and training literature.

Developed together with Cedefop’s European network of reference and expertise (ReferNet), which comprises representatives from the 28 Member States, candidate countries, plus Iceland and Norway.

VET-Bib also includes key EU documents consulted and needed by Cedefop experts and projects and selected bibliographical information from Cedefop’s projects.

Cedefop Discovery Tool

To explore scientific information and open access journals from major sources, selected by Cedefop.

Online VET bibliographies

Thematic VET bibliographies provide access to documents on key VET topics such as skill needs, lifelong learning, guidance, qualifications and much more, in line with Cedefop's work programme.

The main source is our bibliographic database VET-Bib, a tool built for supporting evidenced based policy making in the field of VET in Europe.

A. Thematic bibliographies

B. Sector-related bibliographies

C. Project-related bibliographies

Cedefop’ archives

Researchers may be interested in the archives of Cedefop. They are deposited with the European University Institute in Florence and include the documents produced by the Head of Administration and Management Board the years 1975 to 1984. For more information on the Cedefop collection, please see the European University Institute.