Project title: Strategic partnership for supporting Blue Growth by enhancing Maritime Higher
Education maritime cooperation framework on marine pollution and environment
protection field.

Project objectives

The main objectives of the BLUE4SEAS are:

- Creation of strategic partnership between the 5 MHEI located in countries bordering on three of four seas of the Europe. The creation of Network of research and innovation on maritime environment protection is designed to support academic exchanges, to share knowledge, to promote infrastructure facilities and research activities between these maritime institutions with aim to be extended at European and international level.
- Enhancing the capacities of MHEI participating in the project through cooperation in the field of marine environment protection with a view to their modernization and internationalization, to promote innovation and to exchange best practices and know-how materialized by the VOTP, common courses with ECTS credits, joint research studies on simulating environment efficiency and effectiveness for maritime education and training, a student competition, video tutorials in order to enhance the learning process by accessing
digital resources, common syllabuses and course materials to be harmonized with STCW where the simulators are used, conferences and transnational meetings, and training courses. Expected impact consists in the logical project's follow-ups which would be the expansion of the common syllabus to joint study programs and also the building of research. 

Course Description:

The course is designed help both male and female prospective staff cope with the hardships they are likely to encounter in sea going services and maritime jobs and make them realize themselves to the full extend.  To this end, leadership and intercommunication skills cadets may need in their prospective jobs are planned to be given in the course. Current practices in maritime will be discussed in view of diversity and gender management skills. On completion of the course; the learner/trainee will have the competence to cope with the problems deriving from diversity in addition to gender and cultural differences and have relevant skills to effectively carry out the duties in maritime.

Course Objectives:

  1. Understanding contemporary approaches on discrimination in particular gender discrimination.
  2. Learning different tools and methods to overcome discrimination and best practices throughout the world.
  3. The importance of the gender diversity in different work environments to increase effectiveness in workplaces with an emphasis on maritime life.
  4. Creation of synergy to overcome gender discrimination related problems and using leadership skills to integrate the female in maritime environment.

Course Learning Outcomes:

  1. Understand gender discrimination and gender diversity with negative effects in social life and work environment
  2. Practice different tools and methods to overcome gender discrimination
  3. Understand and provide a general understanding of gender diversity for work effectiveness.
  4. Use leadership abilities to ensure abolish gender discrimination and enhance gender diversity in maritime professions.