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.
New technology, new processes, new requirements: in many sectors, employees are confronted with changed conditions in their professional environment shortly after their training. What has been learned quickly becomes obsolete, new knowledge changes the workplace almost daily. Continuous further training is therefore essential for many employees in order to keep up with developments in the industry. A large part of this training is usually provided in an informal setting: through ordinary activities at work, in leisure time or with the family, many employees acquire skills that help them to cope with these changes.
The TeBeVAT project aims to provide employees in the event technology sector, which is particularly affected by the above-mentioned changes, with processes that enable employees to identify, validate and certify the knowledge they have gained through their work and thus provide a companion for lifelong learning. This is intended to make it easier for skilled workers – for example, those without formal training or with aspirations of moving to another European country – to participate actively in the labour market and to ensure that their skills are comparable with those of other workers.
Building on the predecessor projects TeBeVAT 1 and 2 and the TeBeVAT process developed within this framework, partners from industry and research from Germany (VPLT – Verband für Medien- und Veranstaltungstechnik), Austria (sv wtu), the Netherlands (OSAT), Belgium (STEPP) and Italy (Consulenza Direzionale di Paolo Zaramella) have joined forces as consortium leaders under the leadership of BF/M-Bayreuth to complete these processes.