is cofinanced by the EU. It was approved by DG MOVE of the European Commission in December 2013.
The aim of the VDG-TGSMT is to contribute to achieving the development of high professional skills and the development of Education and Training within the EU (and in particular, improve the skills of persons employed in the European shipping with a view to addressing specific challenges such as maritime safety and reduction of environmental damage- and lay the foundations for mobility within Europe, involving education and training institutions (along the lines of a ‘maritime Erasmus’).
The project leader is the CPMR, an organisation that brings together some 150 regional authorities. Many of them (around 30) are implicated in the generic initiative Vasco Da Gama, which main aim is to promote – via mobility – the attractiveness of maritime promotion. This initiative was launched by the CPMR in 2010 and this project is one of its achievements.
The Final Conference of Vasco da Gama project took place on 1 March 2016 in Brussels (BE)
The first Vasco da Gama Summer School was held on 24-29 August 15. It was organised jointly by the CPMR and Kalmar Maritime Academy (Linnaeus University). A series of case studies and exercises helped to give an operational dimension to the course
Interview of Pär Karlsson, Professor at the Kalmar Maritime Academy of Linnaeus University
The "Cluster Maritime Français" has produced a series of videos aiming at promoting the attractiveness of maritime careers.
Vasco Da Gama praised by the EU Council!
In its conclusions on Integrated Maritime Policy on 24th June, the General Affairs Council “welcomes initiatives such as the “Vasco da Gama” project aiming at the further promotion of seafarers’ professions” (see point 10 of the conclusions).
This is the result of the commitment of all the participants of this project, just starting but already very promising!
It clearly encourages us to progress under this project, but also to already envisage the next steps.
This work package aims to secure the future skills of seafarers through the design and testing of a cross-national sustainable shipping Master Programme within a network of European Maritime Academies.
This work package includes a diversity of activities addressed to the development of training with maritime simulators based on the experience of relevant European training institutes.
This Work Package aims to increase environmental awareness among naval cadets and seafarers in Europe. It thereby contributes to sustainable use of the seas and oceans and compliance with environmental regulations for maritime transport by professionals working in the maritime industry.
The objectives of this work package is to design and implement an exchange pilot action within METs. It will shape a common pilot training program “Maritime Erasmus” at EU level for students in the maritime transport sector.