Go to BF/M-Bayreuth



The Business Management Research Center for questions of the SME sector (BF / M) 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.

Go to SV-wtu



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 is a pilot study about identification, recognition, assessment and validation of informal and non-formal competences and skills for occupations within the entertainment technology industry. The TeBeVAT-Process should eventually lead to partial certification within the examination requirements and specifications of vocational training and education certificates within the EU. Ultimately, an understanding of all certifications is the long-term goal to allow transparency and the freedom of movement for workers in the EU. The first occupational category to be addressed is occupations in the field of sound technology. The ESCO classification of European skills, competences, qualifications, and occupations categorizes these occupations under the ISCO code 3521 = broadcasting and audio-visual technicians. The following listed occupations can be considered relevant for the pilot study:

A. instrument technician
B. audio production technician
C. performance rental technician
D. sound operator
E. sound technician
F. sound designer
G. stage technician

Further occupations within the entertainment technology sector will be included in future TeBeVAT studies. The EU project ECVAET has been used as a source to help define the occupational competences and their relationship to each other.
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Julia Hoffmann

Project Manager

Dagmar Kiener

Project Coordinator
c/o BF/M-Bayreuth

Chris van Goethem

Project Partner Belgium

Chris Osborne

Project Partner UK
GECKO Programmes

Paolo Zaramella

Project Partner Italy

Simon Skerlan

Project Partner Austria

Randell Greenlee

Project Partner Germany

Sacha Ritter

Project Partner Germany


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.