key associations to facilitate the collaboration are abf-Austria and the
AMS research network. Those initiatives have further consolidated, and
the development of a network for adult education research is still going
the contributions to the REFER-net, and holds contact to a wider community
of institutions related to VET research. A yearly national meeting is organised,
and a national conference is under planning. The first conference will
take place in 2007. Its main objective is the further professionalisation
of Austrian VET research.
research network (http://www.ams.or.at/neu/1212_1805.htm)
organises workshops to specific topics, and provides a web page for information
about projects and events.
for adult education research aims at the development of a common research
agenda, which should contribute to the development and implementation of
an Austrian lifelong learning strategy.