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ReferNet Spain


The State Foundation for Training in Employment (Fundae) renews its role as ReferNet's national partner in Spain, for the period 2020-2023, role that it has held since 2016. 

The appointment of Fundae as national partner is the result of a public call, published by CEDEFOP, to which those entities applying to coordinate the network in each country can submit their proposals.

Fundae has the support of of the State Public Employment Service (Servicio Público de Empleo Estatal - SEPE) and the National Institute of Qualifications (INCUAL), and has been collaborating with a consortium made up of other entities involved in vocational education and training research, belonging to the private sector and within social dialogue.

SEPEIn addition, each member state has a National Representative, approved by CEDEFOP, who supports and validates the work at national level. In the case of Spain, this role is assumed by the State Public Employment Service, who takes over from the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training for this new period.

Other public bodies collaborate in the different tasks and activities developed by this network.


Instituto Nacional de las Cualificaciones (INCUAL)


Servicio Español para la Internacionalización de la Educación (SEPIE)


Instituto Nacional de Tecnologías Educativas y de Formación del Profesorado (INTEF)

The following entities have been collaborating regularly with ReferNet Spain since 2016:


Asociación de Centros Autónomos de Enseñanza Privada (Acade)


Asociación Nacional de Centros con Certificados de Profesionalidad (ANCCP)


Asociación de Proveedores de e-Learning (APeL)


Asociación Nacional de Centros de e-Learning y Distancia (ANCED)


Confederación Española de Centros de Enseñanza (CECE)


Confederación Española de Empresas de Formación (CECAP)


Confederación Sindical de Comisiones Obreras (CCOO)


Fundación Formación y Empleo Miguel Escalera (FOREM)


Fundación Laboral de la Construcción (FLC)


Instituto de Formación y Estudios Sociales (IFES)


Unión General de Trabajadores (UGT)


Universidad de Barcelona. Análisis Cuantitativo Regional (AQR)


Universidad de Barcelona. Grupo interdisciplinar de Políticas Educativas (GIPE)

How can you support ReferNet?

To ensure that the information provided is accurate and up-to-date and that VET-related activities carried out in Spain are properly documented, please contact us by providing the following information:

Written contributions on certain topics.

Information on current VET publications.

Communication of activities and events carried out in this area.

Information on innovative training practices.

Names and contacts of experts.

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