The European Research Network in Vocational Education and Training (VETNET) covers a broad range of research and development activities in vocational education and training (VET). The field of VET-related research covers both initial VET and continuing vocational training, both school-based and workplace-based learning provisions as well as the development of pedagogic expertise for vocational and professional education.


Link Convenors (network chairmen)

  • Christof NägeleUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland
  • Barbara E. StalderUniversity of Teacher Education Bern, Switzerland.

Convenors (network members)

  • Harm Biemans, Education and Learning Sciences (ELS), Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands
  • Ludger Deitmer,  ITB, University of Bremen, Germany
  • M’Hamed Dif, University of Strasbourg, France
  • Karen Evans, University of London, United Kingdom
  • Michael Gessler, ITB, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Natasha Kersh, Education Practice and Society, UCL Institute of Education, London, United Kingdom
  • Lorenz Lassnigg, Institut für Höhere Studien (IHS), Vienna, Austria
  • Marg Malloch, Victoria University Melbourne, Australia
  • Lázaro Moreno Herrera, University Stockholm, Sweden
  • Petri Nokelainen, School of Education, University of Tampere, Finland

Co-opted board members (network members)

Further information


The full list of Convenors and Board activities is here (restricted access)