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LeaderSHIP - Learning European Alliance for Digital, Environmental and Resilient Shipbuilding

LeaderSHIP - Learning European Alliance for Digital, Environmental and Resilient Shipbuilding

Maritime technology and shipbuilding are among Europe’s most strategic industries. Maritime technology industry is a relevant source of employment and growth and there’s the need for the EU to preserve and strengthen the EU’s global leadership in green shipping technologies.The LeaderSHIP brings together main shipbuilding and maritime technology industry leaders, regional clusters and education providers to collectively boost innovation, competitiveness and resilience in the European shipbuilding sector and the maritime value chain. LeaderSHIP project aims as well to enlarge and strengthen the existing large-scale partnership by engaging stakeholders across regional maritime ecosystems to promote sustainable cooperation on skills, mobilise resources, increase upskilling and reskilling actions and promote inter-company and business-education partnerships and collaboration across Europe. 

LeaderSHIP project has two main objectives: 
a)    design and implement post-secondary and tertiary training for upskilling and reskilling current and future workers in key areas to support the maritime technology industry in meeting the targets of digitalisation and green transition. On the one hand, the project will look at delivering the necessary current and emerging skills to reduce the carbon footprint of the industry and accelerating the use of renewable energies and alternative fuels 

b)    develop an EU wide sectoral skills strategy that will include:
•    Set of actions to be implemented to support the objectives of re- and upskilling the workforce of the shipbuilding and maritime technology ecosystem 
•    Define actions to be implemented for attracting people into the sector, looking at ways of mobilising collectives such as youngsters, people with experience in other sectors and women (who are still under-represented in the sector), 
•    Detail how major global, societal, and technological trends,  such as the transition towards zero-emission technologies and ships, the use of renewable energies in maritime transport, ports and infrastructures. 
•    Make use of the results of the surveys identifying and defining which occupations and related skills that are likely to emerge in the sector in the coming years and propose concrete priority actions to match future demand and supply of skills for these emerging occupations
•    Indicate a clear set of activities, milestones and well-defined outputs, 

The strategy will be used as a base for building the partnership under the EU Shipbuilding and Maritime Pact for Skills. 


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