FOCUS - Facilitating blue growth with open courses by utilizing R&D products and virtual mobility

Project description

The project involves five partners from Lithuania (2), Sweden (1), Poland (1) and Denmark (1). The partnership is composed of the universities and a business college. The partners are supported by 3 associated partners (biotechnology association, association of distance and e-learning as well as tourist information organisation). The project is led by the Klaipeda University from Lithuania.
The overall idea of the project is to enable the exchange of knowledge and transfer of good practice from R&D sector to practitioners in marine biotechnology, marine/coastal tourism sectors as well as to students searching for education in a given field. In order to achieve this objective a virtual mobility platform (VMP) will be created and a pilot delivery of digital education system will take place.

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The project includes the following activities:

  • Performing a feasibility study combining required knowledge needs for the marine biotechnology and tourism sector in the South Baltic region and defining human resources Identification of at least 5 crucial subjects for the knowledge transfer in the sector;
  • Developing course syllabus related to blue growth sectors and e-mentoring course;
  • Adaptation of developed content to the virtual training and launching the Virtual Mobility Platform (VMP);
  • Pilot delivery of e-mentoring course to train the trainers;
  • Pilot online delivery of at least 5 subjects addressing blue growth topics to train the target group;
  • Feedback survey and improvement of content and virtual platform.

The main target groups are SME professionals working in marine biotechnology, marine/coastal tourism as well as students searching for education in the areas of blue biotechnology and coastal tourism.


Project website

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Project total eligible budget
1 023 000,00 EUR
823 700,00 EUR
Project start date
01 Jan 2017
Project end date
31 Dec 2019
Lead partner
Name: Klaipeda University
Address: Herkaus Manto 84, 92294 Klaipeda
Region/Subregion: Klaipedos apskritis
Country: Lithuania
Project partner
Name: Lithuania Business University of Applied Sciences
Address: Turgaus 21, 91249 Klaipeda
Region/Subregion: Klaipedos apskritis
Country: Lithuania
Name: Linnaeus University
Address: 39182 Kalmar
Region/Subregion: Kalmar län
Country: Sweden
Name: University of Gdansk
Address: Bażyńskiego 8, 80-309 Gdańsk
Region/Subregion: Gdańsk
Country: Poland
Name: Roskilde Business College
Address: Bakkesvinget 67, 4000 Roskilde
Region/Subregion: Vest-og Sydsjalland
Country: Denmark
Category of intervention
118 Improving the labour market relevance of education and training systems, facilitating the transition from education
to work, and strengthening vocational education and training systems and their quality, including through mechanisms
for skills anticipation, adaptation of curricula and the establishment and development of work-based learning systems,
including dual learning systems and apprenticeship schemes