Refernet is Cedefop’s European network for VET. It was set up in 2002 to meet the growing demand for comparative information about VET systems, developments and policies. Its mission is to support Cedefop by reporting on national VET systems and policy developments and raising the visibility of VET and Cedefop’s products. It comprises 29 members, known as ReferNet national partners, from an EU Member State, Iceland or Norway. ReferNet national partners are key organisations involved in VET in the countries they represent.


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 and concluding, with each successful applicant, a specific grant agreement for a work plan to be carried out in 2012.


The announcement of this call for proposals has been published in all official languages in the Official Journal, series C 136/21 of 06/05/2011. The related links are:

Notice in EN; Notice in BG; Notice in CS; Notice in DA; Notice in DE; Notice in EL; Notice in ES; Notice in ET; Notice in FI; Notice in FR; Notice in HU; Notice in IT; Notice in LT; Notice in LV; Notice in MT; Notice in NL; Notice in PL; Notice in PT; Notice in RO; Notice in SK; Notice in SLNotice in SV 

                                 Deadline for submitting the proposals: 08/07/2011.

Requests for additional information/clarification should be received by 20/06/2011. The answers to these requests will be published under this banner. Therefore, please visit Cedefop's website frequently for updates.

Call details

Procurement type
Call for proposals
Closing date


Award notice

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Clarifications 3 - ReferNet call for proposals

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Clarifications 2 - ReferNet call for proposals

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Clarification 1 - ReferNet call for proposals

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ReferNet call for proposals documents

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