After the various online meetings, the consortium of ALL HAND ON DECK project partners met in Piraeus in Greece on 18 -19 of November for the 3rd transnational meeting of the project. This time, IDEC, the Greek organization hosted the meeting

ALL HANDS ON DECK aims to develop an European work heritage in shipwright for present and future end it is a project funded by the Erasmus+ programme, Key Action 2 Strategic Partnerships for adult education and it involves 6 partners from different countries: UM – Universidad De Murcia (Spain), CEIPES – Centro Internazionale Per La Promozione Dell’educazione E Lo Sviluppo (Italy), WULS – Szkola Glowna Gospodarstwa Wiejskiego (Poland), IDEC- Aintek Symvouloi Epicheiriseon Efarmoges Ypsilis Technologias Ekpaidefsi Anonymi Etaireia (Greece), CETEM – Asociacion Empresarial De Investigacion Centro Tecnologico Del Muebley La Madera De La Region De Murcia (Spain), Innovawood Asbl (Belgium).

“ALL HANDS ON DECK” is a signal used on board ship, and it means that everyone is needed in a particular situation; but the crisis of the last years has two important labour victims who have suffered the worst of the crisis: younger ones (because they are not receiving their first opportunity) and professionals beyond 45 years old. Current work panorama at European Union is quite different from a decade abroad.

This project has the objective of recovering the shipwright job profession around Europe.

Thanks to the excellent cooperation of the partnership composed of different expertise, it was possible to take stock of the already developed materials and the results obtained in the first two years of project implementation. 

In the 3rd Transnational Project Meeting, the first day of the meeting focused on reviewing the results of the IO1 – Digital repository of traditional shipwright knowledge and techniques, already available on the project website. It just needs to be reviewed and completed, then it’s ready for you to access. The e-learning course foreseen in the IO2, all 15 modules were presented by the partners who are working on developing the material that will then be inserted in the e-learning platform of the project. During the meeting the procedure for loading the material into the platform was shown, so as to have completed the course for February. In addition, the partners develop extra content to make it easier to learn certain topics.

After establishing and redefining some aspects of the course, the partners discussed the development of the mentor videos which will be crucial during the pilot phase of IO3. In the following months the various partners will be involved in the completion of the Training course for shipwright in every maritime area and in the development of videos to improve the soft skills of current shipwrights who will have to pass on their knowledge to young students. This will happen through 8 modules with different soft skills: Importance of heritage and preserve it, Motivation, Active listening and so on.

The second part of the meeting was focused on the financial and managerial part of the project.

Furthermore, in the 2nd day of the meeting the consortium had the opportunity to visit the EMM TSIKIS BOATYARD, making a tour with the owner Mr. Thodoris Tsikis, Naval Architect and Marine engineer. This was a wonderful experience for all the partners because it was possible to get on the boats and see the whole structure and the work process behind so much work time. The boats made in this shipyard are all made of wood. 

The partners will meet again in Poland for the penultimate transnational meeting.

 For more information, please visit the website of the project.