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The 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 on.
  • abf-Austria ( provides 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.

  • The AMS research network ( organises workshops to specific topics, and provides a web page for information about projects and events.

  • The network 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.
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Source: Cedefop - National Research Report Austria (bibliographical details see Reference)
Editor: Sabine Manning  © WIFO