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Country reports

This section presents VET country reports including those prepared for the Presidency of the EU Council, and short six-page overviews of national VET systems titled Spotlight on VET.


Country reports

Country reports bring up-to-date information on national VET systems. Till 2008 they were known as Thematic overviews. Reports are prepared according to a common structure provided by Cedefop. They were updated on a yearly basis, from 2014 onwards every two years, and are also available from the dedicated Cedefop web page. The most recent edition within a respective period is published in a way which makes it possible to view and compare themes and sub-themes for individual countries. As reports represent the most frequently studied materials, you can also find them at the Cedefop website as well as our home page by clicking on the logo


In 2019, Cedefop launched a VET in Europe database that enables policy makers, social partners, researchers and other stakeholders to compare VET systems in the EU countries, Iceland and Norway. Information is structured by themes and also by types of programmes including qualification levels, share of work-based learning, providers and target groups. Data collection is being supported by the ReferNet network. Information can be downloaded in the pdf format. Updates are foreseen every two years. You we also get into it by clicking on the logo



Country reports for Slovakia

Reports for all network countries from 2005


Short descriptions of national VET systems

Besides country reports, countries holding the EU presidency prepare a document on their national VET systems with a subtitle Short description. Short descriptions are also available in hard copy. These countries also prepare a leaflet titled Spotlight on. The documents are published in more European languages and can be found here.

Report for Slovakia


Spotlights on VET

Short overviews of VET systems were published in a format of leaflet for the countries holding the presidency in the EU Council. In 2013, they were prepared in cooperation with Cedefop and according to a common structure provided by Cedefop for all ReferNet countries. Spotlights are available from the dedicated Cedefop web page. In 2015, an anniversary edition was published containing updated spotlights for all partner countries in a single publication. It is available here
In 2016, Cedefop in cooperation with ReferNet Slovakia prepared a spotlight for the Slovak presidency.
In 2019, Cedefop published the next edition of updated spotlights for all partner countries in a single publication - 2018 compilation. It is available here
The 2020 compilation published in 2021 is available here

Spotlight on VET for Slovakia

Network News

Click on the link Network news to get to the section providing collaborative workspace for latest news from selected EU countries, predominantly from Slovak neighbours.

If you are interested in information from other ReferNet countries, contacts to all partner countries can be found here.

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