Creative Skills Europe

About us

What skills do audiovisual and live performance professionals need to enter and remain in employment? How to accompany the evolution of the professionals’ practices and of their careers? How to contribute to a dynamic sector that foresees and anticipates change? What role for trade unions, employers’ organisations and social dialogue?

Creative Skills Europe is a platform where a wide range of stakeholders from the European audiovisual and live performance sectors meet: trade unions, employers’ organisations, national skills bodies, education & training providers, professional associations, etc. Their objective is to better adjust the sector training offer to the needs on the ground, to facilitate access to training for all types of workers at different moments of their careers, to contribute to the development of the sector and to secure professionals’ career paths.

Supported by the European Commission Creative Skills Europe builds on the experience of the social dialogue partners at national and EU levels, and is grounded in regional and local realities thanks to the support and active participation of key employment and skills organisations from different EU countries.

Creative Skills Europe is piloted by

European social partners: EURO-MEI (UNI Europa performance and media branch), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the Performing Arts Employers Associations League Europe (PEARLE*), the International Federation of Actors (FIA), the International Federation of Musicians (FIM), the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ) and the European Coordination of Independent Producers (CEPI); and by

National skills organisations: mediarte.be and Social Fonds Podiumkunsten (Belgium); Commissions paritaires nationales emploi et formation pour les secteurs de l’audiovisuel et du spectacle vivant (France); GOC (the Netherlands); Creative Skillset and Creative & Cultural Skills (the United Kingdom), Kulturakademin Trappan (Sweden), Deutsche Theatertechnische Gesellschaft (Germany) and  Career & Transfer Service Center (CTC) of the Berlin University of the Arts (Germany)