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Databases

​Direct access is available on the Cedefop website to databases containing information on publications and research in the area of vocational education and training.

VET Documentation
The Cedefop Bibliographical Database (VET-Bib) contains references to over 80,000 printed and electronic publications (monographs, research reports, legislation, EU Official Journal, journal articles etc). References are submitted by the Cedefop Library and Documentation Service and the ReferNet Consortia in the Member States. The main topics reflect Cedefop’s priorities and include: VET policy, training systems, qualifications and competences, lifelong guidance, skill needs, lifelong learning, informal and non-formal learning, training research, VET teachers and trainers, learning outcomes, European Qualifications Framework (EQF), European Credit System for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET).
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In addition thematic bibliographies which are continuously updated provide information on topics of interest in VET.

Overview of VET research in EU Member States
Which are the key areas of research in vocational education and training and human resource development in EU countries? What organisations are involved? How is research funded? See the database VET and HRD Research in European countries for a profile of national research, related to selected activities, in a comparative context.