• Friday, November 10, 2023
  • 11:30 - 14:00
  • Memo
  • Agorà Blue Economy B6 Pav.
  • Italian
  • English
  • organized by Ecomondo Scientific Technical Committee & Legacoop Agroalimentare, European Commission (DG MARE), Emilia-Romagna Region

On the occasion of the European Year of Professional Skills, the initiative aims to involve institutional representatives and stakeholders to explore opportunities but also to illustrate the experiences and good practices gained in the field of vocational training in the blue economy in order to guide and direct specific strategies aimed at developing employment and new professional skills.

Session Chair

Vincent Favrel, Head of Unit for Sustainable Blue Economy, European Climate Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) 


11.30-11.40 Introduction by the Chair

Session 1: EU blue skills – from policies and to practice

11.40-11.50 EU initiatives supporting (the development of) blue skills
Sandra Castaner, European Commission DG MARE

11.50-12.05 Professions and skills for employment and blue growth
Massimo Bellavista, fisheries and aquaculture manager Emilia-Romagna Legacoop Agroalimentare

12.05-12.15 Optima&AquatechInn4.0 projects for the aquaculture sustainable – Erasmus+
Andrea Gugnali, Project Manager MARE Società Cooperativa

12.15-12.30 WINBLUE (Empowering Women and Mainstreaming Gender Equality in the Blue Economy)
Patrizia Grifoni, Project Coordinator Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)

12.30 -12.45 Q&A

Session 2: Empowering Fishers in the blue economy

12.45-13.00 The challenges of the future in professional fishing. Safety and health on board, and ratification of international Conventions relating to the fishing sector 
C.C. (CP) Emilia Denaro, Capo Sezione, Ufficio 2 – Sezione 6 “Sicurezza della Navigazione delle Unità di Pesca”, Reparto VI – Sicurezza della Navigazione e Marittima, Comando Generale del Corpo delle Capitanerie di Porto (tbc)

13.00-13.10 The region role in developing fisheries and aquaculture sector strategies for jobs and blue growth
Piergiorgio Vasi, Responsabile Sviluppo e valorizzazione della pesca marittima e dell’acquacoltura, Regione Emilia-Romagna

13.10-13.20 BOUTCAR Project (Blue jobs through blue careers)
Laura Zambrini, Project manager Demetra Formazione

13.20-13.30 Green to Blue & Catching the Potential: Setting the Standard for Sustainable Fishing Training Project
Daniel Voces de Onaìndi Gonzalez, Managing Director at Europêche

13.30-13.45 Q&A

13.45-14.00 Conclusion by the Chairs