European League of Employers' Associations in the Performing Arts sector/PEARLE*
Estonia has been taking part in the work of PEARLE* as a full member since 1998. PEARLE itself has been established in 1991 and through its members consolidates more than 3500 employers from theatres, production companies, orchestras, opera houses, dance companies and festival organisations.
PEARLE, however, is a member of various organisations concerning theatre activity: WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation), EEN (European Employerś Network), ILO (International Labour Office), EFAH (European Forum for the Arts and Heritage).
Until 2006, the Estonian member organisation of PEARLE has been Estonian Association of Theatre Managers but since its establishment Estonian Association of Performing Arts Institutions.
The goal of the League is to mediate professional information concerning production arts in the European region, equalising the legislation of Europe and the member states and changing the legislation towards the necessary direction for the performing arts.
PEARLE has many different courses of action concerning the everyday life of the performing arts. A representative of EETEAL is Monika Larini