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February 2020

Chartered Master Mariner

18th February 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Hotel. BRUSSELS, Boulevard de Waterloo 38
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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ARE YOU AN INSPIRATIONAL, HIGH ACHIEVING, TREND-SETTING LEADER WITHIN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY? WANT TO BE ACKNOWLEDGED, GLOBALLY, AS SOMEONE WHO IS OF EMINENCE WITHIN THE MASTER MARINERS’ PROFESSION? Chartership presents a new goal for Master Mariners by recognising the individual endeavour of those who have benefited our industry and improved their own professional capability. It is a mark of excellence that evidences personal eminence and expertise, superior competence and peer-recognised qualities. The Chartership programme seeks to build on that by…

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An EU Maritime Growth Plan for Sustainable maritime jobs, growth and competitiveness

18th February 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Hotel. BRUSSELS, Boulevard de Waterloo 38
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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Enhancing the employment of Europeans at sea and in the onshore maritime clusters In October 2019, ECSA launched its proposal for a European maritime growth plan for sustainable maritime jobs, growth and competitiveness. ECSA wishes to ensure a thriving EU shipping industry, a strong skills base and the development of a world-class maritime cluster in Europe. It proposes a strategic EU framework providing a holistic and common EU vision for actions to be taken at the EU, national and local levels.…

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Sharing a sustainable future: the economics behind the European Maritime Cluster

18th February 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
The Hotel. BRUSSELS, Boulevard de Waterloo 38
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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The strength of the European maritime cluster lies in cooperation inside and outside the maritime value chain and in sustainable innovation. To maintain a strategic sector understanding the statistics and the (future) economic value is key. During this session we will discuss the economic drivers of the European maritime cluster and how to take into account existing and new maritime markets.  

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Waves of Change: Future Proofing – Skills and Safety

18th February 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Hotel. BRUSSELS, Boulevard de Waterloo 38
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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How do we maximise the transformation in shipping to future proof skills and improve on-board working environment?”   The increased digitalisation and automation and new environmental requirements are changing the maritime industry. The change also affects the maritime professions. These transformations require close attention from the social partners. They have direct implications in terms of training and skills, the nature and structure of onboard roles, working conditions, safety and security, and overall well-being of seafarers. The seafarer education and training…

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Enhanced participation of women in European shipping industry

18th February 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Hotel. BRUSSELS, Boulevard de Waterloo 38
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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Gender diversity: Better for People, Better for Profession, Better for the Industry   Gender equality is at the heart of the EU’s fundamental values for sustainable and inclusive growth. The European social partners for maritime transport, the European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the European Community Shipowners’ Associations (ECSA), are active in promoting gender diversity and equality of opportunity to attract and retain new talent in the shipping industry for strong, prosperous and socially sustainable maritime clusters in Europe. Shipping…

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Facilitating seafarer travel, onshore leave and passenger transport

18th February 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The Hotel. BRUSSELS, Boulevard de Waterloo 38
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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Implications of the EU Visa and Smart Border Package   The EU’s ports are among the world’s busiest, serving as locations for thousands of seafarers joining and leaving their ships and exercising their right to shore leave that is essential to their wellbeing. Seafarers reside all over the world and large numbers of them work on ships that never call at ports in the countries where they live. Their risk profile has been shown to be low and strict vetting…

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Restoration of the marine environment: why ratification of HNS Convention is a matter of urgency!

19th February 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Hotel. BRUSSELS, Boulevard de Waterloo 38
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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The HNS Convention (Hazardous and Noxious Substances by Sea Convention) is an international convention adopted by the International Maritime Organization in 1996 to compensate for damages caused by spillage of hazardous and noxious substances during maritime transportation. In 2010, a second international conference adopted a protocol to the convention, known as 2010 HNS Protocol. The protocol was designed to overcome some implementation problems that had discouraged states from ratifying the original convention. States are being urged to ratify the 2010 Protocol. ECSA and…

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Offshore wind: creating value and employment for Europe

19th February 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
The Hotel. BRUSSELS, Boulevard de Waterloo 38
Brussels, 1000 Belgium
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The Green Deal presented by the European Commission in December includes the creation of an EU strategy on offshore wind in 2020. Europe is the world’s leading region in the production of energy from offshore wind. As energy demand in Europe increases, the offshore wind sector will continue to grow and increase its contribution to value creation and jobs. The shipping sector is a significant part of the supply chain enabling the installation and maintenance of offshore windfarms. Join us…

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