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 Leonardo da Vinci.

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.