MATES Project News

Maritime experts invited to identify education and training needs

The MATES project recently kicked off its series of maritime-focused workshops and announces that five workshops are to take place across Europe. The workshops will focus on how the evolution of the maritime sector is being influenced by technological advancements and labour market needs, in particular the need for new skills and new ways of delivering training and education.

The aim is to bring maritime experts together to create a forum for dynamic discussion, to help identify future activities required to meet these needs in the short, medium and long term. Industry experts in various fields have been invited to speak and the workshops will provide opportunities for networking. The MATES consortium welcomes professionals from a range of backgrounds to attend the workshops; in particular from the offshore renewable energy and shipbuilding sectors, education and training, scientific community, and representatives from companies and public administration. Further information can be obtained from the various workshop contacts (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The outcomes of the workshops will feed into to a long-term strategy aiming to tackle the skill shortages in the maritime sectors of offshore renewable energy and shipbuilding, and in doing so, to contribute to a more resilient labour market. Further information on the project and activities is available at:

Full Press Release (may 2018) can be downloaded in the Media News Section.


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