To support EU2020 Strategy by contributing to smart, sustainable and inclusive development and to implement strategic changes for increasing the Blue Growth (BG) potential of the South Baltic Region (SBR), a higher number of skilled labour force working either at R&D labs or marine/maritime technology sectors is a priority.
The project will develop a virtual mobility platform (VMP) to enable virtual learning on marine biotechnology and marine/coastal tourism, and working in cross-border teams to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and transfer of good practices related to BG in the marine sector (Stage A). The project will carry out a pilot VMP with teachers, trainers (digital learning experts) and students from countries in the SBR using a digital education system (Stage B).
During Stage A, the following actions are to be taken:
A.1 performing a feasibility study combining required knowledge needs for the marine biotechnology and tourism sector in the SBR, and define human resources skills specific to BG
A.2 identification of at least 5 crucial subjects for the knowledge transfer in the sector
A.3 developing course syllabus related to BG sectors by at least 2 cross-border teams of trainers and teachers, at the same time developing the content for e-Mentoring course by 1 cross-border team
A.4 adaptation of the developed content by the cross-border team of digital learning experts to the virtual training; launching the VMP.
The Stage B will cover:
B.1 Pilot delivery of e-Mentoring course for the teachers participating in action A.3;
B.2 Pilot online delivery of at least 5 subjects addressing BG topics;
B.3 Feedback survey and improvement of content and virtual platform.
The virtual/digital courses developed in FOCUS target both undergraduate/graduate students and employed professionals in need of lifelong learning. VMP will act towards the wider continuous learning/training environment and well prepared professionals in BG sector companies in the SBR.