Plenary2016ReferNet, Cedefop's European network of vocational education and training (VET) expertise, held its annual plenary meeting on 19 and 20 January. The 30 ReferNet partners from all EU Member States, Iceland and Norway started a new cooperation period through a four-year framework partnership agreement (2016-2019) concluded with Cedefop.

Cedefop’s ReferNet coordinator Sylvie Bousquet welcomed the participants, among which eight were new partners from Bulgaria, Estonia, Spain, Greece, Iceland, Norway, Poland and Hungary and six national representatives from Estonia, Ireland, Portugal, Germany, Croatia and Sweden.

The meeting was an opportunity to share tools to report on VET policy developments in the context of the Europe 2020 strategy, describe national VET systems using a common European terminology, and contribute to the initial VET mobility scoreboard. It also focused on the implementation of the 2016 work plan.

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