Key players linked to the maritime and transport sector and the academia have recently gathered in Venice and Trieste to attend the last three seminars of the cycle of meetings on “Green Jobs” focused on the ports of the North Adriatic.
On 6 December the “Workshop on recruitment, training and management of human resources in ports and logistics” held in Venice aimed at exchanging views on how to insert and train new personnel and manage to keep it; and at presenting the strategies that port operators and governance are implementing given the growing demand for professions linked to green skills. Indeed - despite the current threats of economic slowdown - participants underlined that the implementation of the European Green Deal was envisaged to create around 2.5 million additional jobs in the EU by 2030, with a substantial employment growth in sectors with a high potential for eco-friendliness; and that forecasts point to a substantial change in demand for skills and profiles that will also reflect other megatrends such as digitalisation. It was organised by the CEI, the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia (ARFVG) and the Intermodal Logistics Training Center CFLI.
The “Meeting on paths and expertise for a sustainable future of the maritime industry” in Trieste on 14 December focused on skills for a sustainable future and on the comparison between companies and training of skills for transition towards sustainability of the shipbuilding and nautical industry, on how to develop them as well as link them to future educational paths. The event was part of a broader project for the development of skills necessary to promote the ecological and digital transition related to the blue and sustainable economy in the Adriatic-Ionian Macro Region. It was organised by the CEI, MARE FVG and the ARFVG.
On 20 December the CEI-Executive Secretariat hosted the last workshop on the “Role of North Adriatic Hydrogen Valley in accelerating green transition of economic and social growth: focus on education and skills”. Discussions focused on a newly based Hydrogen economy which represents a great opportunity that requires an adequate regulatory system and a constant commitment on the research side and public-private partnership. The initiative responded to the priorities of the European “Clean Hydrogen Partnership", as the launch of the trilateral cooperation platform between Italy, Slovenia and Croatia, a real pilot experience in Central and Eastern Europe. This, especially considering that hydrogen is an indispensable energy vector and has become a key pillar in an increasing number of National Energy Transformation Strategies; and that the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine stand out as important accelerators. In fact, 30% of projects planned globally in renewable hydrogen production are in Europe. It was organised by the CEI, the ARFVG with support from the University of Trieste.
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