VET and HRD research in European countries

Resource base provided by the Research Forum WIFO


This resource base sets out to present a European landscape of national research in vocational education and training (VET) and human resource development (HRD), covering 25 EU countries. It offers a profile of national research, related to selected activities, in comparison between the countries. 

Go to > Profile of national VET and HRD research in Europe

This profile is based on a comparative analysis of national reports which were prepared by members of the Cedefop ReferNet in 2006 and subsequently published by Cedefop in the European Training Village (see Reference below). The main information provided by the national reports can be looked up in an overview of VET and HRD research, arranged by country and activity. 

Go to > Overview of VET and HRD research in EU countries

Both the Profile and the Overview are structured according to seven aspects, which match each other and correspond to major sections used in the national reports. 

In addition, the resource base offers a directory of professional contacts available for first-hand information on VET and HRD research in the EU countries. This directory includes both national contacts selected from the Cedefop ReferNet reports and European contacts compiled from WIFO resources. 

Go to > Professional contacts in European VET and HRD research

Bibliographical details of the national reports and of further studies related to this resource base are compiled in the reference section.

EHRD Portal

Related resources:


ERO National Research Reports included in the ERO Base:
Search reports

Thematic overview of VET in European countries: 


Information on national education systems in Europe: EURYBASE

WIFO Gateway

Monitor on research in VET and HRD across Europe:
Research Monitor

Editor: Sabine Manning
Set up: 15/04/2008
Last update: 23/07/2009