DEQA-VET: The structure of DEQA-VET

The structure of DEQA-VET

The German Reference Point for Quality Assurance in Vocational Education and Training (DEQA-VET), which is based at BIBB, has a second, editorial location in Frankfurt am Main at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF). A content partnership was agreed in 2009 between DEQA-VET and the German Education Server based at the DIPF. This service, run jointly by the Federal and Länder governments, provides a central Internet-based index of the education system in Germany. One of the benefits arising from this cooperation is that it enables access to the information collections and bibliographical references stored on the German Education Server, which gives DEQA-VET another means of documenting quality assurance, for example within the part-time vocational schools, i.e. the second learning venue (alongside the workplace) of dual-system vocational training.

In addition, there is a “National Advisory Group” consisting of representatives from Federal and Länder authorities and the social partners. The “National Advisory Group” (Nationale Begleitgruppe) is responsible for supporting DEQA-VET in the performance of its tasks.


Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training
Postfach 201264
Robert-Schuman-Platz 3
53142 Bonn

Helena Sabbagh (Project Management)
Tel.: +49 (0)228 / 107 2502

Michaela Achenbach (Research Associate)
Tel.: +49 (0)228/ 107 2216

Katharina Köhler
Tel.: +49 (0)228/ 107 2916


DEQA-VET Frankfurt am Main

German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF)
German Education Server
Schloßstraße 29
60486 Frankfurt am Main


National Advisory Group


  • Dr. Jutta Schubert
    Federal Ministry of Education and Research (Division 312)
  • Wolfgang Kreher
    Hessian Ministry of Culture (Department III.1)
  • Frauke Mau
    Confederation of German Employers’ Associations (BDA), Berlin
  • Barbara Fabian
    German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK) - Representation at the EU
  • Dr. Christian Sperle
    German Confederation of Skilled Crafts (ZDH), Berlin
  • Mario Patuzzi
    Confederation of German Trade Unions (DGB) National Executive, Berlin
  • Jens Gärtner
    Weiterbildung Hamburg e. V., Hamburg
  • OStD Stefan Nowatschin
    Federal Association of Vocational School Teachers in Germany, Berlin


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