Project title
Project description
The main objective of the BFA project is to increase the activity of skilled labor in the blue economy sectors of the South Baltic Area through acquiring professional qualifications of young and disabled people in the professions of sailing, windsurfing and kitesurfing. Young and disabled people are to be trained as instructors for the disabled in these water sports and will thus gain employment opportunities. Thanks to the BFA project and the joint cross border-cooperation between the project partners from Poland, Germany and Lithuania as well as disabled associations being associated partners the above-mentioned goals will be achieved. Cross-border activities in the project (incl. engaging disabled people from the associated partners) will cause a synergy effect and will help solving the region's common problem - the low level of activity in the labor market among young and disabled people. The project institutes the realization of the following innovative solutions: Product innovation - preparing the training programmes for water sports instructors for the disabled, based on currently available knowledge gained in the project. Process innovation - using the eLearning training platform created in the project to train sailing and wind-/kitesurfing trainers. The eLearning training platform will ensure unlimited access for disabled users to the knowledge that will give them the possibility to prepare themselves for the training. The target groups are disabled associations, water sports clubs and schools, water sports instructors, disabled people and young people. The situation on the labor market of the disabled will be improved, using the potential of the region and cooperation between the partners who solve their common problem.
Project total eligible budget
1 171 156,30 EUR
995 482,86 EUR
Project start date
01 Jul 2018
Project end date
31 Oct 2020
Lead partner

Name: Kołobrzeg Commune 
Address: Trzebiatowska 48A, 78-100 Kołobrzeg
Region/Subregion: Zachodniopomorskie
Country: Poland

Project partner
Name: Administration Of Silute District Municipality
Address: Dariaus ir Girėno 1, 99133 Šilutė
Region/Subregion: Lithuania
Country: Lithuania
Name: Barth Sailing Club e.V.
Address: Am Westhafen 15, 18356 Barth
Region/Subregion: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Country: Germany
Name: Students Sailing Club “Blue"
Address: Borkowska 28, 78-132 Grzybowo
Region/Subregion: Zachodniopomorskie
Country: Poland