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CALL FOR PROPOSALS – EACEA/48/2015 Key Action 3: Support for Policy Reform, Support to European Policy Tools. Quality assurance at European level for enhanced transparency and recognition of skills and qualifications

PROJECT – 576008-EPP-1-2015-1-IT-EPPKA3-TRANS-SQ – TALQ – Transparency in Arts Levels and Qualifications

PROJECT’s BENEFICIARY – Fondazione Accademia Teatro alla Scala

DURATION – 18 months (from July 1st 2016 to December 31st 2017)

Lighting designer foto di Benedetta Pitscheider 2010

The TALQ proposes a research activity to map national qualifications and certificates to ESCO-based international profiles. The investigation activity will represent the basis to identify and test possible procedures, approaches and quality criteria shared and applicable at European level. The project’s activities will be developed according to the policies related to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF), thus linking international profiles to EQF.

The targeted profiles selected belong to ISCO 08 / 3435 / Artistic and cultural associate professionals not elsewhere classified. Ideally, the project focuses on the following ESCO profile:

  • lighting technician
  • lighting operator
  • lighting designer 

TALQ project aims at providing an exhaustive mapping in at least 10 eligible countries, starting from a quick scan of the whole EU. TALQ will search and analyze contents and structures of existing training and formal education systems, matching them with information on labor market and qualifications and mapping them against the ESCO competences of the chosen profiles. The process of defining the EQF level will be based on the work of a group of experts chosen by the stakeholders and will use a quantitative as well as a qualitative approach to reach consensus. Moreover, TALQ will take advantage of the investigation to develop a common set of quality assurance principles and quality criteria for the assessment, validation and award of qualifications procedure. The aim is to implement a standard pattern that can be applied and customized to other similar profiles within and outside the sector of reference.

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