What we do

The FEDEC conducts several types of activities for external representation and network development (prospecting visits, meetings, public presentations and advocacy on a local, regional, national and European scale).

PARTICIPATION IN THE ESCO PROJECT “ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND RECREATION” AND “EDUCATION” WORKING GROUP

The FEDEC has been a member since 2014 and continues to represent circus arts in the ESCOArts, Entertainment and Recreation” working group set up by the European Commission (DG Employment) that defined artistic and technical professions such as circus artist and circus rigger technician and.

ESCO is the multilingual classification of European skills, competences, qualifications and occupations which is part of the Europe 2020 strategy.

The FEDEC has also taken part in the “Education” consultation in order to propose a definition of the profession of circus artist and circus arts teacher. This working group opens the way to collaboration and dialogue with other arts education sectors via the AEC network (European Association of Conservatoires) and ELIA (European League of Institutes of the Arts).

This work is part of the FEDEC’s broader cooperation strategy with organisations specialising in the definition and recognition of professions and qualifications (CEREP, ICQP, French and Catalan ministries, ESCO National Vocational Qualifications Register and CEDEFOP) and its active involvement in the New Skills Agenda for Europe.

Further details: ESCO: https://ec.europa.eu/esco/portal/home#modal-one

New Skills Agenda for Europe: http://ec.europa.eu/epale/fr/content/new-skills-agenda-europe

PARTICIPATION IN THE CREATIVE SKILLS EUROPE PROJECT

The Creative Skills Europe project - the European Skills Council on employment and training in the Audiovisual and Live Performance sectors – is a platform within which all professional organisations across Europe share resources, information and analyses regarding job markets and skills in the audiovisual and live performance sectors.

Their shared objectives are to improve the quality of the range of vocational training, contribute towards the development of the sector and secure career paths. A project supported by the European Commission (2007-2013 Progress programme, DG for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion), this platform is based on the experience of the social dialogue partners at a national and European level and is informed by local and regional realities thanks to the active participation and support of key employment and skills organisations in different EU countries.

Creative Skills Europe Project: http://www.creativeskillseurope.eu/

New Skills Agenda for Europe: New Skills Agenda for Europe: http://ec.europa.eu/epale/fr/content/new-skills-agenda-europe

PARTICIPATION IN EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL EVENTS

The purpose of FEDEC’s participation in these events is to raise its profile and strengthen its position as a network of arts education experts and as a defender of circus arts training specificities.

Find FEDEC representation at different events in the News.