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New European call published in the field of Maritime Transport

The European Commission has published a new call for proposals in the field of Maritime Transport. Deadline for applications is April 27, 2013. 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. The estimated total amount of funding is € 400,000. One to two projects will be funded. The amount granted will be no more than 80% of the total eligible costs of the action.

Taking into account the legislative initiatives described in the work programme on Integrated Maritime Policy for 2012, the Commission wishes to support actions reinforcing and developing its policies in the field of maritime transport, particularly in the context set in its communication on the “Strategic goals and recommendations for the EU’s maritime transport policy until 2018”, where the European Commission also proposes the creation of an Erasmus-type “model for exchanges between the maritime training institutions of the Member States”. Moreover, the EU2020 Strategy and the flagship initiative entitled “Youth on the Move” is a programme aimed at encouraging more young people to apply for European grants to study or train in another country. This may well apply in the maritime sector, which is a prime contributor to growth and jobs across Europe and would fit in and complement the "Blue growth" initiative.

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