Technology and digitalisation are transforming the shipping industry. ‘Smart’ ships are coming into service, creating demand for a new generation of competent, highly-skilled maritime professionals.
As from now on SkillSea will share a regular update about the progress and (first) deliverables of this four-year project, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
SKILLSEA is a multilateral project, engaging 27 partners from 16 European countries. It brings together social partners, maritime shipping industry, trade unions, research organizations, maritime academies and universities, education and training providers and public authorities.
The statistical review presented in this report is based on data extracted from certificates and endorsements registered by EU Member States until 31 December 2017
The MATES Project is part of a European drive called the New Skills Agenda, aimed at reducing the mismatch between the skills people are taught and the skills required to meet the needs of rapidly changing labour markets.
The European social partners for maritime transport, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), are jointly seeking to increase the participation of women in careers in the European shipping industry.
The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) and the World Maritime University (WMU) Transport 2040 report is the first-ever, independent and comprehensive assessment of how automation will affect the future of work in the transport industry, focusing on technological changes and automation in road, air, rail and maritime transport.
On 22-23-24 January 2020 the SKILLSEA consortium had it’s fourth general meeting in Athens, Greece where progress and development was discussed what are the current and future trends in the careers of maritime professionals? These and many more questions were discussed in the last few days during the SkillSea consortium meeting in Athens. Together we are taking the next step in the project of SkillSea, co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
A platform of cooperation between all relevant stakeholders on a European level, is one of the solutions to improve educational supply and demand on a European level. During the project, similar networks will be set-up on a regional/national level. A prerequisite for a constant dialogue is that respective stakeholders are unified in order to combine strengths and participate at the same level. The field of Maritime Education and Training (MET) is not unified yet, and therefore the project will establish a framework for cooperation between relevant and interested MET’s throughout the EU.