(Rome, 17 May 2019) On the 27 -29 May 2019, under the umbrella of the intirative “EHUSEA – Enhancement of Human resources: a focus on fisheries, aquaculture, and seafood processing” the Euromarine Working Group features the event “Towards the definition of a EuroMarine Strategic Agenda Enhancement of Human Resources to support Blue Growth sectors“.
The WG aims at addressing both academia curricula and vocational education and providing an analysis of training opportunities and a strategy to increase the impact into different stakeholders, from public and private sectors, seeking for alignment and avoiding duplication in the flourishing scenario of training initiatives related to the Blue Growth, and promoting synergies between local and national level. UNIMED Director, dr Marcello Scalisi, will intervene in the debate to bring the perspective of the higher education insitutions: “Addressing the specificities of the Mediterranean Area: perspectives from the Med University Network“.
The topic of skills development, according to the EMWG, is key in the promotion of the Blue Growth. On this path, a series of past initiatives have been developed in the years, promoting essential training topics for the next generation of marine scientists: from a training in Naples (Italy) in 2015 to the workshop in Kiel (Germany) in 2016. Currently the EM Working Group (WG) is co-sponsored by the H2020 BLUEMED Coordination and Support Action project, in a specific task of defining a strategic agenda, with the objective of creating a suitable environment for the development of human resources and to transfer of know-how, while enhancing a transdisciplinary approach and fostering cross-border cooperation with non-European countries for the Mediterranean Sea.
The programme of the event, which is auspiced by the National Research Council of Italy, Institute for the Study of Anthropic Impacts and Sustainability in the Marine Environment, Capo Granitola (TP, Italy) it accesible here.
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