SB Bridge – building bridges for green-tech future

Project description

Despite a lot of good initiatives to increase the share of labour force working in the blue and green economy, the South Baltic Region is still facing the need to identify and overcome the obstacles like the lack of interest of youth for technical education, the interest of pupils in blue and green studies and a mismatch between higher education and the labour market of the green and blue sector. The challenge to be addressed by the project "SB Bridge" is to reduce the mismatch between higher education and their graduates and the green and blue labour market, to improve motivation of young people for green and blue related studies and jobs. The project is aiming build a bridge between education and requirements of engaging SMEs by developing a new approach based on the German concept of the "TechnOlympics", which was piloted in the Project SoBaTo in SBP 2007-2013. The targeted project SB Bridge is based on the concept where cross boarder events of a competition (in theoretical and practical tests) to arouse students' interest in technics and innovation. The purpose is an innovative approach to raise motivation and develop matchmaking between skilled pupils and graduates and SMEs within the SB region. The intended project will develop this concept towards blue and green industries and required skills to the whole SBP Region by involving more partners: APs, SMEs and other interested groups. Project will cover several WPs, related to informal education with strong focus on green technologies, cross border thematic camping in all PPs countries, also skills development sustainability activities.

Project total eligible budget
1 223 072,50 EUR
996 999,38 EUR
Project start date
25 Jul 2018
Project end date
24 Jul 2021
Lead partner

Name: Klaipeda University
Address: Herkaus Manto 84 LT-92294
Klaipeda Region/Subregion: Klaipedos apskritis
Country: Lithuania

Project partner

Name: ATI erc gGmbH education, research and furtherance of cooperation
Address: Alter Holzhafen 19; 23966 Wismar
Region/Subregion: Landkreis Nordwestmecklenburg
Country: Germany

Name: Gdansk Entrepreneurial Foundation
Address: Lęborska 3b; 80-386 Gdańs
Region/Subregion: Trójmiejski
Country: Poland

Name: County Administrative Board of Skåne
Address: Södergatan 5; SE-20515 Malmö
Region/Subregion: Skåne län
Country: Sweden

Name: Holbaek Municipality
Address: Kanalstraede 2; 4300Holbaek
Region/Subregion: Vest-og Sydsj
Country: Denmark

Name: Klaipėda Economic Development Agency
Address: Bangų str. 5A; 91250 Klaipėda
Region/Subregion: Klaipedos apskritis
Country: Lithuania

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