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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

Umberto Bellodi

ubBorn in 1977, he received a Master’s degree in philosophy from the Università degli Studi in Milan. Later, he specialized in the field of training for the performing arts at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan, where he has been working on programs on technical training since 2003. He is currently the person in charge for international projects on cultural cooperation co-financed by the European Social Fund and other public and private entities in and outside EU, with publications on this subject. In this context, he worked as a lecturer teaching European communitarian projects and funding at the Management Faculty of DAMU University in Prague, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Milano and Accademia Teatro alla Scala. Since January 2010 he is among the experts on the EU community programs assisting the ‘Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency’ for the management of programs in the fields of education, training, audiovisual, culture, youth and citizenship.

Dianella Chiodi


Born in 1979, she holds a Master’s degree in Piano from the Conservatorio ‘G. Verdi’ in Milan and a Master’s degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan. Since 2001 she has mainly dedicated herself to  piano teaching and to theatre, video, and music production, through collaborations as assistant director, production manager, pianist and reviewer (Teatri 90 Festival, Ticalma Group, Edizioni Zero). In 2008 and 2009 she was responsible for the web tv channel created by C6.tv for the MITO SettembreMusica International Music Festival managing the production of videos, live streaming, interviews with artists and daily newscast for two editions of the festival. Since 2009 she has been working for the Accademia Teatro alla Scala managing international projects on cultural cooperation co-financed by the European Social Fund and other public and private entities in and outside the EU.

Chris Van Goethem

chris-van-goethemstepp-logoChris Van Goethem is researcher at the Expertise Centre for Technical Theatre and coordinates the international and professional development projects for STEPP vzw. He chaired the ESCO SREF “arts, entertainment and recreation” and was vice chair of the OISTAT Education Commission from 2004 till 2012. He has been involved in international projects on developing competence profiles and their implementation on the field.



The research is supported by relevant institutions in the frame of the Sectoral social dialogue – Live performance:

pearle-new_color_for-websitePearle*-Live Performance Europe is the European federation representing through its members and associations about 7.000 theatres, theatre production companies, orchestras and music ensembles, opera houses, ballet and dance companies, festivals, concert halls, venues and other organisations within the performing arts and music sector across Europe. Pearle*-Live Performance Europe acts as a forum for exchanging information of relevance to members, for sharing experiences in cultural management and technical skills, for supporting and assisting the formation of employers’ associations. Moreover it serves as the body to make representations to the European Commission and any other authorities whose deliberations may affect the work of the Performing Arts in Europe.

uniUNI MEI is the division of UNI Europa representing workers in the media, entertainment, arts and sports sectors (staff freelance, independent and contract workers). It brings together over 100 union and guilds in over 70 countries. UNI MEI caters to the special concerns of unions and similar associations whose members are engaged in mass media, entertainment and the arts. UNI MEI serves as a point of contact for its affiliates and the members they represent in this increasingly internationalized sector. It is a clearing house for information useful to them, particularly that regarding bi-national or multinational productions, or movement of employees across national borders. It is concerned with issues ranging from ownership structure evolution, trade policy and technological change to copyright and neighbouring rights, piracy and censorship. It acts to exchange information about collective agreements, legal standards and practices of the categories it represents at an international level.

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