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
- 9 Nov 2022,
11:15 AM - 11:30 AM CETEU support to the development of Blue Careers
- 11:30 AM - 11:40 AM CETBlue Skills and Careers: the Italian experience
Dott. Ing. Stefano Versari, Italian Ministry of Education
- 11:40 AM - 11:50 AM CETThe GreenComp framework
- 11:50 AM - 12:00 PM CETA Mediterranean perspective for new skills and jobs
- 12:00 PM - 12:10 PM CETQ&A
- 12:10 PM - 01:15 PM CETPanel 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
- Rimini Expo Centre, Ecomondo 2022Italy
The Blue Careers programme, which has provided grants since 2016 under the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) to retrain and reskill the blue economy sectors, will now expand to cover the training needs stemming from the European Green Deal and the pandemic crisis. The key objectives will also encompass the development of core green skills and boosting digital skills. This includes promoting the use of the GreenComp, a European reference framework for sustainability competences.
This event was held at Ecomondo 2022, the reference event in Europe and the Mediterranean Basin for the green and circular economy.
The recording of the event can be found here.