Title Creative Industries Safety Knowledge Transfer
Project Number 2013-1-SE1-LEO05-15435
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
CISKT (stands for Creative Industries Safety Knowledge Transfer) was an event safety training project within the framework of the EU’s Leonardo Da Vinci TOI programme.
CISKT spanned over 2 years, starting in October 2013 and finishing in October 2015. CISKT focused on vocational training within Event Safety in the Nordic countries, and in particular, Sweden, Estonia and Finland. The final product was a permanent structure for vocational training within Event Safety in all three member countries.
At projects end in October 2015, the Project completed:
- National Interviews reference group
- Creation of Education baseline
- Creation of Learning materials
- International Teacher conference
- National Pilot Courses (+Evaluation)
- Finalized Education baseline and Learning materials.
- Launched courses is all three countries
International trade, with creative goods and services comprised 445,2 billion USD in the year 2005. Only nine year earlier, in 1996, the amount for the same trade was 243,8 billion USD. In ten years this commerce has almost doubled its turnover (Source: UNCTAD). The event market specifically, follows the exact same pattern. The Nordic event market for example, has accelerated almost beyond exponentially in the recent 15 years. It started out as a very small market, with a low number of players, small turnover and few consumers. Today, the Nordic market is blooming with over 180 events with a turnover greater than 2 million SEK each, in the music event category alone. So, the market is growing faster than we can imagine, but are we able to keep up?
This calls for high standards within the event management area. Unfortunately, there are several areas where the development and distribution of good and formal education area is substantially insufficient. Event safety is one of them.
The gap in education status in the countries involved in the project - Sweden, Finland and Estonia - has several explanations. The most important one, and the one the project targets, is the lack of right education tools and structures. In Swedish event management, there is a functioning education package for event personnel, consisting of an Event Safety Guide, created by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, combined with a pedagogical method (ESOEP) developed by the event, safety and education company Liveside AB.
The project addressed to adapt this model to the other countries involved in the project: Finland and Estonia.
To make this happened, we gathered players from both the educational and the event sector from all 3 countries involved. Liveside AB, who spearheaded the project, had extensive skills in both event management and education of event personnel. MSB (Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency) general role was to enhance and support societal capacities for preparedness for and prevention of emergencies and crises and brought input of rules, regulations and authority policies invaluable to the project. In Finland and Estonia, we gathered players that had thorough knowledge in both the educational and the event safety field; Seinäjoki University and Tartu University.
The main project goal was to adapt and transfer the current education model, consisting of the Event Safety Guide and ESOEP, to these players in Finland and Estonia. The goal was successfully met through multifaceted abilities in the consortium and by adapting the existing material to new event culture, language, rules and other relevant factors.
The expected result was an onset of new educational models, interlaced in the structures participating in the project, or partners close to them.
To ensure dissemination and quality management, we worked closely with reference groups, consisting of VET teachers, event personnel and representatives from authorities in each countries involved.
The Project has produced three products:
- Event Safety Level 1: a two day introductory course.
- Event Safety Level 2: a 7,5 ECTS point academic course.
- Event Safety Level 3: a 7,5 ECTS point academic course.