Comparing educational systems in different countries is a challenge for research. To do so in the context of Vocational education encapsulates the risk of getting lost in research questions. Under the title “Lost in VET? Status Quo of and Perspectives on Comparative VET Research” international researchers and experts met on 13th and 14th September in Cologne for the 3rd G.R.E.A.T. conference. Prof. Dr. Matthias Pilz was very pleased to welcome more than 50 leading experts from all over the world. Prof. Dr. Franz Kaiser from ibp Rostock held a speech on the challenges of the Swedish VET system, which can be found below.