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Blue skills and careers for the European Green Deal

The green and digital transition is already opening up to new opportunities in the blue economy’s job market. However, the lack of well-trained professionals and highly-skilled personnel working in sectors such as offshore marine renewable energies, shipping, underwater operations, biotechnologies and aquaculture, and limited public perception of blue careers, can hinder the sustainable blue economy to contribute to the objectives of the green deal and of a circular economy.

To fully exploit its potential, there is a need of creating an ecosystem for blue skills able to improve or put in place, where it is not existing, an effective cooperation amongst stakeholders, matching the needs of the industries and attracting women and new generations in this labour market.

The presentations and the recording can be found below.

  • updating of skills | maritime economy
  • Wednesday 9 November 2022, 11:15 - 13:15 (CET)
  • Italy


  1. 9 Nov 2022, 11:15 - 11:30 (CET)
    EU support to the development of Blue Careers
  2. 11:30 - 11:40 (CET)
    Blue Skills and Careers: the Italian experience

    Dott. Ing. Stefano Versari, Italian Ministry of Education

  3. 11:50 - 12:00 (CET)
    A Mediterranean perspective for new skills and jobs
  4. 12:00 - 12:10 (CET)
  5. 12:10 - 13:15 (CET)
    Panel discussion (best practices, lessons learnt, bottlenecks, opportunities)

    Chair: Silvia Grandi, Director General, Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition

    Raphaela Gutty, Cluster MARE FVG (ASSESS project)
    Lucie Saxton, STC Group (TEAMS project)
    Jerneja Penca, Euro-Mediterranean University (COE-SUBE - Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Blue Economy)
    Federica Bruni, Network and Development Coordinator - businessmed-umce

Practical information

Wednesday 9 November 2022, 11:15 - 13:15 (CET)
Rimini Expo Centre, Ecomondo 2022