The FIRCTE partnership is a network of technical/artistic training institutions, theatres, professional organisations operating in the field of performing arts in Europe who has been developing the following projects, within the European programme .
The purpose of FIRCTE projects is to improve the vocational training in theatre production techniques :
· FIRCTE and FIRCTE 2 (Initial Training and Ability Recognition in Performing Arts Techniques) developed initial training programs and guidelines for the recognition of professional competences in live theatre production techniques.
· FIRCTE 3 (Training for the Staff and Pedagogical Resources for Technology Performance Centre) dealt with the training of teaching staff and the development of teaching methodologies in this field.
· FIRCTE4 (Training and Quality in Performing Arts Techniques) is currently developing patterns and procedures for the assessment in the training of the theatre technicians and performance workers.