The European Commission (DG MARE) has published today a call for application for the selection of experts to set up an informal expert group on "Skills and career development in the Blue Economy". The task of the group is to advice the Commission on matters pertaining to the education, training, skills and career development within the blue economy. Given the complexity and variety of the issue, the group representatives will cover different sectors of the blue economy (shipping, shipbuilding, tourism, ocean energy, aquaculture, fisheries, marine biotechnology, etc.) and represent as well the different sea basins. The expert group will support DG MARE into the development of the skills policy for the marine and maritime sectors. The members of the groups will be asked to share updated information and to provide concrete input to the Commission's policy work. In addition, the experts will also support DG MARE into the implementation of the possible actions planned, through i.e. communication activities.
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