The project provide opportunities for critical issues and developments in Maritime Education and Training to be discussed and resolved in academic and practical ways. It develops an appropriate and recognized system for passing on maritime skills and knowledge to the following generations on a European basis.
The project responds to:
The imperative requirements for specific marine activities and for the training in marine activities: VET for crews on board of ships and people involved in harbor works.
The fast development of the technologies for ships and the requirements imposed for specific training by IMO- the International Maritime Organization.
The creation of the appropriate and advanced products for the specific training in marine activities, compatible with the specific requirements of· EU and IMO as well as with· the velocity· of change in the marine transport fields.
The intensive needs to train and re-train worldwide dispersed seafarers.
The important requirements regarding the training and re-training of the port workers.
The important VET requirements in the marine fields for the unemployed people and for people submitted to re-conversion.
The needs of the integration of the Internet based training / e-Learning for crews on board of ships, by creation of the adequate Virtual Centre which supplies VET interactive processes for ships and ports.
The happy compliance between Internet facilities and possibilities to face the dispersion of the crews on board of ships.
The needs of the continuous training of the crews on board of ships and of the port workers in synchronism with the advancement in the marine fields and the need to be trained in multidisciplinary marine fields.
The exploitation of the high level of employment possibilities offered by the port activities, and the needs to prepare people for such activities (in Constanta Harbor every ship generates 14 jobs).
To respond to the inexistence of competencies evaluation criteria and activities in the field.
The pregnant requirement to create the conditions for the competencies evaluation, in the light of the EU and International Legislation and Rules.
The needs to use the employment opportunities offered by activities in ports and on board of ships.
The large possibilities to contribute to solve unemployment issues in the region.
The needs to respond to the increasing of the competitive levels in marine qualification.