European Theater Technicians Education

Project Partner organisations:
Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft (DTHG) e.V., Bonn, Germany (coordinator)
Svensk Teaterteknisk Förening, Stockholm, Sweden
Vereniging voor Podiumtechnologie, Amsterdam, Netherlands
stichting overleg onderwijs arbeidsmarkt theatertechniek, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Erasmushogeschool Brussel, Brussels, Belgium STEPP vzw, Brussel, Belgium

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Theater performances and events exist all over the world and they need technical support.
The safety which is essential at the realisation of all these projects is considered heterogenously and evaluated differently in the individual countries.
All stakeholders agree that an event – despite of all differing aspects – shall be managed safely. The considerations within the Erasmus+ research project


bear in mind this basic view and have led to the formulation of the central theme:

If you would like to work on my stage, there must be a stage and you must consider: Work with respect for your own safety! Contribute to a safe and sustainable working environment! Consider the safety for your colleagues! Consider the safety for other participants!

To transfer these aspects into the active practice, a basic thought which can be accepted across different national borders is necessary.
As an example the United Nations’ Vienna Convention on Road Trafic (Vienna, 1968) shows how to proceed with considerations in a way that as many countries as possible can identify with it.
In the General rules of the convention (art. 7) is written synonymously:
„Road-users shall avoid any behaviour likely to endanger or obstruct traffic, to endanger persons, or to cause damage to public or private property.“

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Erasmus+ project no. 2014-1-DE02-KA202-001393, time period: September 2014 to August 2017, Key Action 2 – Strategic Partnerships