Bayreuth Research Institute for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises at the University of Bayreuth is a non-profit association which was founded in 1979 and has set itself the goal of science and industry to interlock with each other by economic research results in business be transferred and can be held empirical studies. The main focus is clearly on small and medium enterprises.
STEPP is the professional association of producers, designers and technicians of the arts and event sector. The association represents stage technicians, scenographers, producers and architects throughout the entire cultural spectrum.
The company, founded 11 years ago by Mr. Paolo Zaramella, is focused on business transfer and generational changer over in term of: SMEs training and consultancy, above all about organisational tasks, leadership and next generation strategies; Training programmes for Trade associations and Chambers of Commerce EU projects focused on business transfer topics and connected issues (entrepreneurship, leadership, strategies, next generations training, etc.)
The SV-wtu event technology company is an Austrian organisation, which provides premium-class event services. The company consists of a team of four, specialising in setting up events such as galas, balls, concerts, theatres and company parties.
The VPLT is a technical orientated industrial association. Its members are developers, manufacturers, distributors, installers, services and production-companies of the media and event-technology-industry.
OSAT, founded in 2000, stands for Overleg Scholing Arbeidsmarkt Theatertechniek. OSAT initiates, directs and coordinates the consultation between the working field and vocational education institutes in the stage and event technology sector.
TeBeVat develops tools for recognizing previously acquired competences. The core of the project lies in supporting the candidate who wants to have their competences assessed using a structured portfolio based on ESCO competences. The professions and competences in the stage and event sector evolve very quickly. A large part of these competences are taught through informal and non-formal learning. Learning on the work floor is an important part of extra training and specialization. And professionals still grow beyond traditional education systems.
By 2018, the EU expects each country to make the necessary arrangements for the recognition of competences acquired through informal or non-formal learning. The TeBeVat project develops tools that assist technicians in having their competences recognized. An important point of attention here is that we connect the various tools to each other and to existing national systems.
The TeBeVat project builds on existing systems and integrates results from previous projects. The project uses ESCO (the European classification of Skills, Competences, Qualifications and Professions), the ECVAET matrix (a competency matrix for “Veranstaltungstechnik” developed in the German speaking EU countries), ECVET (The European Credit System for vocational training and training) and experiences and tools from previous projects (including the assessment centre for technical theatre RITCS and the findings from the ETTE safety project).