Cooperation between BIBB and CEDEFOP
The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) is one of BIBB’s multilateral cooperation partners. CEDEFOP and BIBB have been engaged in cooperation in international VET on the basis of a partnership agreement since as long ago as 1977.
The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Centre Européen pour le Développement de la Formation Professionelle = CEDEFOP) is based in Thessaloniki and addresses the role of vocational education and training in Europe. It supports the European Commission in the promotion of initial and continuing vocational education and training and in the implementation of a joint VET policy. For this purpose, it provides information and analyses on VET systems, policy, research and practice. CEDEFOP also conducts a study visit programme for vocational education and training experts.
BIBB is the national partner of ReferNet, a European information network for vocational education and training coordinated by CEDEFOP
Networking also takes place via mutual participation of experts in workshops and other events dealing with such topics as forms of workplace-related learning, qualifications frameworks, financing or early recognition of skills requirements.