The Blue Growth Community, driven by the InnoBlueGrowth project, is holding a Summer School on the emerging technologies, trends and opportunities from 1st to 5th of July 2019 in Kotor, Montenegro.

The Interreg MED Blue Growth Community, involving the CPMR-IMC as a key partner, is organizing a Summer School aiming at encouraging young people’s involvement in blue economy sectors by offering high-quality technical knowledge and fostering their entrepreneurial spirit.

The program will include workshops, specific theme courses, and working labs with the overall goal of improving maritime jobs, the employability of graduates and the upgrade of worker’s skills.

This learning event for young graduate students, researchers, professionals, public servants and practitioners in specialized fields related to the blue economy will throughout 5 days address topics such as:

  • Technological trends, R&D and innovation;
  • Sustainable blue technologies for future societal development;
  • International frameworks of cooperation, funding and investments opportunities;
  • Transversality in the blue economy

Thanks to these various subjects, the Summer School will enable a stronger understanding between actors from different Mediterranean countries and facilitate exchanges between diverse profiles. Specific modules dedicated to transversal competencies such as cluster and project management, capitalization, communication or advocacy will also appeal to a wider panel.

This Summer School is organized in a context where the sector of Blue Economy still faces many challenges. Blue Economy represents indeed a perfect opportunity for growth, cultural, social and economic development in the Mediterranean area but suffers however from a lack of education and training for maritime field students, as well as from a lack of efficient capacity building skills for workers. The courses will, therefore, provide, amongst others, updated contents and curricula, support the upgrade of workers’ skills for a better adaptation to job markets expectations, hence helping overcome the current discrepancies in qualifications in the marine and maritime sector.



The InnoBlueGrowth Project is funded in the framework of the transnational cooperation programme Interreg Med and its BlueGrowth Community is composed by:  iBlueMAESTRALEProteusPELAGOS4Helix+ and MISTRAL.

Make sure to check the full information and guidelines and to send your application before May, 30th 2019.

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