This report was initiated by Cedefop, the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, and has been prepared by the Human Resource Development Authority of Cyprus, HRDA, which is the nominated National Coordinator of the European network ReferNet in Cyprus.
Cedefop established ReferNet as the European network of reference and expertise in vocational education and training. The aim of this network is to meet the growing demand for information on policies and developments in the area of vocational education and training in the European Union.
The report has been prepared as part of a series of reports on vocational education and training in European Union countries. The reports follow a common structure, which has been provided in the form of guidelines by Cedefop. The reports are updated annually and reports from past years are available to the public through Cedefop’s VET-Bib. They aim to provide stakeholders in Europe with a description of the national VET systems in Europe to feed into research work, policy initiatives, peer reviews, best practices and projects at national and European levels.
This report aims to provide essential background information and statistical data on vocational education and training in Cyprus. It situates the Cyprus education and training system within a broad political, social, economic, and labour market framework.
ReferNet is made up of national consortiums, each comprising organisations, which are representative of the interests of vocational education and training within each EU Member State, plus Norway and Iceland. ReferNet provides a forum for exchanging information through a decentralised approach based on the contribution of the national consortia. The HRDA, as the National Coordinator of ReferNet in Cyprus, wishes to acknowledge the invaluable contribution of the other members of the Cyprus consortium in the preparation of this report.