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.
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.
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
- Apprenticeships in work based learning (2010-)
- Early leaving from VET (2010-)
- Future of VET
- Key competences in vocational education and training
- Labour market integration of migrants (2014-)
- Learning Outcomes (2010-)
- Lifelong Guidance
- Lifelong learning and vocational guidance (2010-)
- Matching skills and jobs
- Measuring innovation
- People and skills
- Validation of non-formal and informal learning
B. Sector-related bibliographies
- Agriculture, forestry and fishing
- Business services
- Construction industry
- Electricity industry
- Financial services
- Information and communication
- Manufacturing industry
- Public administration
- Social security
- Social work
- Wholesale trade
C. Project-related bibliographies
- eKnowVET (2005-2010) - VET systems in the EU
- Europass (2012-)
- ReferNet contributions
- Skills Panorama (2010-)
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.