News: Eight EMFAF projects kickstarted their work to develop the next generation of blue skills

European Commission CINEA Website

The “Blue careers for a sustainable blue economy” call made available nearly EUR 7.5 million to contribute to the development of the next generation of blue skills and to provide opportunities for attractive and sustainable maritime careers. 

Eight projects were selected out of 36 proposals received and officially kicked-off their work on 22 September 2023 in CINEA.

The European Year of Skills in 2023 has been giving an enhanced focus on skills in the European Union including in the blue economy. It has been pointed out that blue economy is a vast sector and a ‘one size fits all’ approach cannot cope with the different needs. The European Commission therefore relies on bottom-up proposals and solutions – with a clear perspective of legacy and continuation. This new call has also been emphasising the need to address gaps in terms of green and digital competences, which are sometimes neglected in the skill gap analysis.

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News Posted on 06/10/2023