Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training - Refer Net Bulgaria

16 | July | 2020


Here you will find research reports, reports about national VETS policies, and a bibliography of publications on the topic in Bulgaria.

The Structure of the European Education Systems 2015/16

This report focuses on the structure of mainstream education in European countries from preprimary to tertiary level for the 2015/16 school and academic year. Forty-two education systems are included covering 37 countries participating in the EU's Erasmus+ programme (28 Member States, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Switzerland, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway, Serbia and Turkey). The first section of the report sets out the main organisational models of pre-primary and compulsory education. The second one provides a guide on how to read the diagrams. The national schematic diagrams are shown in the third section.


Cedefop’s bibliographical database

VET-Bib, Cedefop’s bibliographical database, was created thanks to ReferNet and the previous network of national documentation centres.

From 1980 to 2015, ReferNet shared bibliographic references on the main vocational training themes at national level through the VET-Bib database, the largest collection of literature on vocational education, training, skills development and employability in the European Union.

Thanks to the continuing efforts of all former and current network members along with Cedefop project managers Michael Adams, Martina Ní Cheallaigh and Marc Willem, this project has had a significant contribution to European vocational education and training.

Although ReferNet’s tasks have shifted and its members no longer contribute to VET-Bib, the database continues to exist. Since 2015, VET-Bib has been focusing on referencing European publications and documents which are directly related to Cedefop’s projects and priorities.

Today, VET-Bib contains over 85 000 bibliographic references. These references have been displayed on Cedefop website under Country data (for each country), and announced among ReferNet news and on the Homepage as a Headline.

It is and will remain Cedefop’s memory, in which researches can unearth interesting and sometimes surprising material from the past.

Please use it and disseminate this information as broadly as possible!

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