Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and TVET research must be globally oriented and must move away from the previously prevailing national perspectives. This new ‘Virtual Coordination Center and Network for TVET and TVET Research’ (CON.VET) seeks to enable this through the amalgamation of existing TVET networks and cooperations. CON.VET is a virtual coordination centre for networking of international TVET research in sub-Saharan Africa, in Europe and elsewhere. Our aim is to use and promote the scientific and economic potential for shaping oriented vocational education and training. The resulting synergies with a focus on the Social Development Goals lead to continuous exchange and the initiation of joint projects, e.g. research on the labour market, ICT and training, vocational training courses, training of teachers and experts, cooperation between learning locations, informal educational paths, inclusion and more.