Knowledge & Skills in Blue Economy, MISTRAL at the Summer School in Kotor

Organised, in the framework of the Interreg MED Blue Growth Community, the Summer School held at the University of Montenegro, from 1 to 5 July 2019, has concluded an intensive and interesting working programme.

The educational schedule, built on the experience and expertise of the Blue Growth Community, has involved many projects and MISTRAL has been part of it!

Participants, from different countries and backgrounds, have gained an updated overview of the sector’s state-of-the-art, challenges and opportunities in an outstanding international context.

All experts, mentors, professors and students who attended came from different countries of (not only) the Mediterranean region, such as Albania, Algeria, Croatia, Cyprus, France, Greece, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Netherlands, Palestine, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Thus, 28 students from 10 Mediterranean countries worked on the five Blue Growth pillars (Blue Energy, Fisheries and Aquaculture, Maritime Surveillance, Maritime Spatial Planning and Coastal and Maritime Tourism) and on the basis of a common fictional case study inspired by the Greek island of Lemnos.

Workshops & labs have been offered, covering different areas of the Blue Economy and delivering high-quality technical knowledge while fostering the entrepreneurial spirit to improve the attractiveness of maritime jobs.
The 5-day trainings have been concluded with 1 open-day seminar and graduation ceremony, during which the trainees have presented their work during the summer school; a preliminary project on one of the 5 pillars of Blue Growth.
MISTRAL team has been part of both the Blue Energy working group and of the Maritime Surveillance working group. The Blue Energy team has developed a pilot project on wind turbines prototype, collaborating with the Fisheries and Aquaculture working group to exploit all potentials of both sectors.
Multidisciplinary approach, rigorous academic trainings and international cooperation have been a unique working ground sharing expectations and developing potentials for future cooperation!

Stay tuned, more are yet to come!