Call for proposals with a view to obtaining grants in the field of maritime transport DG MOVE-MARITIME-TRANSPORT Closed!


The overall objective is to promote learning mobility to improve the quality of education and training and the enhancement of training capacity of the European maritime institutions and bodies.

This encompasses specific objectives:

  • Investing in quality teaching, having lecturers, teachers and instructors of good calibre and at the same time giving them the possibility of upgrading their skills and qualifications.
  • Enhancing a collaboration among the Maritime Education and Training (MET) institutions, facilitating the organisation of common programmes and exchange of academic staff through possible learning agreements, validation of experience and quality certificates. This might be detailed in a memorandum of understanding between the MET involved.
  • Tackling the lack of uniformity in training and the lack of attractiveness of certain maritime careers by the dissemination of good practices for the benefits of students, professionals, teachers, instructors.


A proposed action has to cover one or several of the following activities:

  • Strengthening training in maritime activities, including familiarisation with new technologies
  • Fostering closer inter-university, inter-school and institute links and links with and between businesses and other organisations involved in maritime activities;
  • Exchanging information among universities and training centres so as to develop more uniform training, possibly a base curriculum in the different fields of maritime knowledge in order to reach a mutual acceptance of the degrees and skills obtainable in each institution; in this way the mobility of students, professionals, cadets will be much easier;
  • Encouraging industrial partners on active participation in the initiative through supporting research, training and young workers’ mobility programmes;
  • Strengthening links and networks between young people from European maritime regions and the development of a maritime culture among European citizens;
  • Promoting, in the long term, job mobility in maritime activities through the possible following actions (non-exhaustive):
  1. Exchanges of students;
  2. Exchanges of apprentices and trainees;
  3. Exchanges of teachers, trainers, instructors;
  4. Joint training programmes.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,40 Million EUR (Orientation of the budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 27 April 2013 - 8 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call fiche DG MOVE-MARITIME-TRANSPORT (Guidelines for applicants)
  • Call for proposals with a view to obtaining grants in the field of maritime transport (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Public authorities (all)

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • European Economic Area (EEA)

Directorate-Generale responsible


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