Seminar: Organising performances in times of terror threat

Beursschouwburg Brussels, 12 September 2016 | 13:30 - 18:00 |

Read the report of the Workshop here.

The safety of your audiences, artist and teams has always been an essential concern for you. More and more we are aware of outlandish acts of violence and safety measures are being taken up a notch.

This seminar will present some examples of first person experiences, it will look at developing a sectoral approach and share some very concrete practices of plans put in place to face the risk of an attack.

Some of the questions it will seek to address are:

  • What can we learn from the attack in the concert hall Bataclan?
  • Did the concert hall have an emergency plan?
  • What actions have been taken by the sector, the public authorities to avoid such act to happen again?
  • Which measures have been put in place?
  • What can we learn from the guidance developed for crowded places in venues and theatres in the UK?
  • What are the basics every venue should be prepared for?
  • What in the case of bigger events, or events where there are high level personalities or people who may because of their writings or thinking be a potential target?
  • How did the festivals this summer manage the crowds?
  • What can be learned from other sectors?

This Seminar was conceived to help you – if you are interested to participate or send a member of your team Register here until 5 September 2016 |Free of charge for EFA, Pearle & OKO Members.

If you have a question or experience to share do contact us at!

This Seminar is part of the EFA – Pearle partnership for Capacity building in the context of internationalisation, cross-border cooperation and mobility part of the EFA RISE project implemented with the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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