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The European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) is one of the EU’s decentralised agencies. Founded in 1975 and based in Greece since 1995, Cedefop supports development of European VET policies and contributes to their implementation. The Agency is helping the European Commission, EU Member States and the social partners to develop the right European VET policies.

Cedefop is governed by a board comprising three members from each Member State representing the Government, employers’ and employees’ organisations; and three members representing the European Commission. 

Cedefop currently focuses its activities in three strategic areas:

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Shaping VET: foster the renewal and modernisation of VET systems and institutions and support the development and use of European tools and principles promoting lifelong and life-wide learning.


Valuing VET: support the development and implementation of VET policies and programmes.


Informing VET: inform the design of VET and promote employment policies that value, develop and make the best possible use of people’s skills throughout their working lives.

For further information, please check Cedefop’s website or this flyer. folleto de Cedefop

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