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.

VETNET was founded in 1996 as the second research network of the European Educational Research Association (EERA).


Chairpersons VETNET (Link Convenors)

Convenors (network board 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, University of Bremen, Institute Technology and Education, 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
  • Fernando Marhuenda Fluixá, University of Valencia, Spain
  • Lázaro Moreno Herrera, University of Stockholm, Sweden
  • Petri Nokelainen, School of Education, University of Tampere, Finland

Co-opted board members (network board members)

  • Per Andersson, Linköping University, Sweden
  • Franz Kaiser, ibp, Universität Rostock, Germany
  • Andrea Laczik, Edge Foundation, London, UK
  • Mònica Moso, Caixabank Dualiza, Madrid, Spain
  • Paolo Nardi, Cometa Research, Como, Italy
  • Tūtlys Vidmantas, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • Junmin Li, University of Cologne – EERN-VETNET
  • Susanne Peters, University of Bremen – EERN-VETNET

European Emerging Researchers Network (EERN-VETNET)

The European Emerging Researchers Network (EERN-VETNET) was established in 2023, based on the YoriVET network, which was financially supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research from 2019 to 2023.

Chairpersons EERN-VETNET

  • Junmin Li, University of Cologne
  • Susanne Peters, University of Bremen


European Research Network of Vocational Education and Training (VETNET)
c/o Dr Christof Nägele, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Hofackerstrasse 30, CH – 4132 Muttenz, convenor@vetnetsite.org

European Emerging Researchers Network (EERN-VETNET)

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