TeBeVAT – Validation of informal learning with the profession of event-technic

Sponsor European Commission
Funding priority ERASMUS+
Support project TeBeVAT
Project website www.tebevat.eu
Project partner BF/M-Bayreuth (Consortium leader)
StudioCentroVeneto, www.studiocentroveneto.com, Italien
SV-wtu e.U., www.sv-wtu.at, Österreich
STEPP vzw, www.stepp.be, Belgium
Gecko Programmes Ltd, Großbritannien
VPLT – Verband für Medien- und Veranstaltungstechnik e.V., Hannover
Cooperation partner Dagmar Kiener, Management consultant
Duration of the project 01.09.2015 -31.08.2017
Responsible board member Prof. Dr. Torsten Kühlmann
Responsible employees Julia Hoffmann, Dipl.-Sozialw. (former employee), Manuel Wolz, Dipl.-SpOec. (former executive)

Project Background

The BF/M-Bayreuth has applied for funding in the 2015 application round of the EU funding programme Erasmus+ “Cooperation for the Promotion of Innovation” together with the Nuremberg personnel developer Dr. Michael Beck and the management consultant Dagmar Kiener at the National Agency in Bonn.

As consortium leader, the BF/M-Bayreuth, under the direction of Prof. Kühlmann, was able to apply with its partners from Italy (StudioCentroVeneto, www.studiocentroveneto.com), the Netherlands (Vereniging voor Podiumtechnologie, www.vpt.nl), Austria (SV-wtu e.U., www.sv-wtu.at), Great Britain (Gecko Programmes Ltd, www.geckoprogrammes.co.uk) and Hanover (VPLT – Verband für Medien- und Veranstaltungstechnik e.V., www.vplt.org) won the funding award for the aforementioned two-year project in the field of “Strategic Partnerships in Initial and Continuing Education and Training” of the EU ERASMUS+ funding programme.

Project Objectives

The focus of the pilot study TeBeVAT, which started on September 1, 2015, is the validation of learning outcomes from non-formal and informal learning and their transfer to formal certifications in the audio engineering sub-sector of the professional field of event technology. The project applied for is intended to gain practicable insights in the field of validation of vocational competences and can be assigned to the human resource management field of potential recognition.

Since the job market for event technology – besides a high density of lateral entrants – is largely cross-border, i.e. both organisers and
whose services often generate international effectiveness and demands, especially in the case of major events, cross-border cooperation is recommended against the background of EU educational policy objectives (especially the establishment of a European Qualifications Framework EQF, European Credit Transfer System ECVET).

The main problem identified was the lack of recognised and proven diagnostic instruments that empirically validate the actual professional behaviour of job holders without formal qualifications. It can be assumed that the official and formal examination institutions will only issue their certifications – normally only partial certifications – if valid recording diagnostics can be proven. Accordingly, within the framework of the project, the relevant stakeholders are to be asked under which conditions they would allow or install appropriate recognition procedures themselves after presenting diagnosed findings.

Project Shedule

In the course of the project, all partners within their country-specific education systems and their corresponding places of informal learning will get in contact with lateral entrants, identify professional learning outcomes, validate them within the project and present the findings in a cross-project, publicity-effective way and in coordination with the national certification units.

The BF/M-Bayreuth as consortium leader is responsible for the development of the diagnostic tool, the support and cooperation in data collection, the elaboration of guidelines and reports as well as the coordination and alignment of content and last but not least the administrative results and procedures.

If you are interested in our project, please contact our staff Mr. Jörgen Eimecke.