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Seafarers’ Employment – How to Make EU Shipping Attractive

February 18 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

A number of national cases and studies will be highlighted to look at what could be solutions to attract, recruit and retain more Europeans to work in the industry.

Event organised by European Transport Workers’ Federation and the Norwegian Seafarers’ Union

 

Following the initiative of Norwegian Seafarers’ Union, the European Transport Workers’ Federation is hosting the event in collaboration with a number of our affiliates from France, Sweden, and Spain.

 

We would like to invite the audience to think about ways to make the seafaring profession truly attractive to European maritime professionals. In many European countries, the number of EU/EEA seafarers is declining or stagnating, and the number of vessels registered in the EU overall is falling. At the same time, however, there is a growing shortage in particular of chief engineers and high-skilled officers. These highly professional workers are of significant importance if Europe is to develop further and ensure the sustainability of its maritime economy and maritime clusters.

 

In light of this, what can Europe do to attract more Europeans to work at sea? The event will base the discussion on the realities and national examples from various European countries – Norway, France, Sweden, and Spain. We invite Members of European Parliament, Member States representatives and the European Commission, to join us in opening the discussion on which measures to adopt. All other relevant stakeholders, such as shipowners, employers from the maritime industry, and academics, are also welcome to join and to engage in the debate.

 

We look forward to welcoming you at our event.

 

09:00 – 09.05 Welcome

Lotte Ockerman, Policy Officer Maritime Transport, European Transport Federation

Lena Dyring, ITF Seafarers’ Section Women Representative (NSU)

09:05 – 09.30 The main challenges and possible solutions

Terje Hernes Pettersen, Lawyer, Norwegian Seafarers’ Union

Hanna Vik Furuseth, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law

09:30  – 10.10 Panel discussion: how to make EU shipping more attractive?

Kim Lekva, shop steward, Solstad Offshore,

Jose Cristian Castaño, CC.OO, Spain

Pr Alina Miron, CGT, France

Mikael Lindmark, SEKO, Sweden

Vera Tax, MEP, S&D

Hanna Vik Furuseth, Scandinavian Institute of Maritime Law

10:10 – 10.20 Questions from the floor
10:20 – 10.30 Closing Speech

Pierre Karleskind, Member of European Parliament, Renew Europe Group

 

Details

Date:
February 18
Time:
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Event Category:

Organiser

European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF)
Phone:
0485924141
Email:
l.ockerman@etf-europe.org
Website:
https://www.etf-europe.org/

Other

Ticket kind
FREE
Number of attendees
50
Target audience
EU policy makers, industry stakeholders

Venue

The Hotel. BRUSSELS
Boulevard de Waterloo 38
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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Phone:
+ 32 2 504 11 11
Website:
https://www.thehotel-brussels.be/en/home.html

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