Go to BF/M-Bayreuth



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.

Go to Gecko Programmes

Gecko Programmes

United Kingdom

Gecko offer a range of clear and cutting-edge solutions to inspire, motivate and grow business, and deliver sustainable and innovative change in the education & skills, creative, cultural, heritage, digital and media sectors.

Go to StudioCentroVeneto



Established in 1968, the ‚Atelier Studio Centro Veneto‘ is an Italian organisation that offers specialized services in Consulting, Research and Education institutions, entrepreneurs and professionals. Since 1983 they’ve worked on the theme of Intergenerational Transfer and have since developed a wide range of tools to better address the process.

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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.

Go to VPLT



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.

Go to OSAT



OSAT stands for Overleg Scholing Arbeidsmarkt Theatertechniek. It was founded in 2000 and coordinates the consultation between the field of work and the stage education.


Validation of informal learning in the professional field of event technicians
Validation of informal learning in the professional field of event technicians

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).
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This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This publication [communication] reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.