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STEP – Supporting Talent to Employment Programme

Duration: 01-10-2008 – 30-09-2010 (24 months)


  • COLLAGE ARTS, United Kingdom
  • Associazione Culturale Mulab , Italy
  • WAC Performing Arts & Media College, United Kingdom
  • Prevista Ltd, United Kingdom
  • ArtQuimia S Coop A, Spain
  • Institute of Social Studies – University of HAN , Netherlands
Authority: European Commission
Program: Lifelong Learning Program, Leonardo da Vinci, Transfer of Innovation

Project Description

The main aim of this project was to develop a common European framework of competences for mentors and support workers in the non formal and informal learning sector (NFLS) in the creative industries, with a particular emphasis on how young disadvantaged people from the target group can progress (‘STEP’ up)  to become mentors and support workers in the sector themselves.

STEP operated in the creative industries, including music, drama, visual arts, media production and design. The partner organisations utilised informal learning, delivered through artistic and cultural expression, to provide vocational support to disadvantaged and disaffected young people.