Mapping of Maritime Professionals – Towards a full-scale European data collection system

European Social Partners ETF and ECSA set out on an EU-wide project MapMar to breach the many gaps and inconsistencies in the way data on employment of maritime professionals is collected.

Millions of maritime professionals contribute to the functioning of maritime transport every day. As the sector develops and employment patterns and practices evolve, the need for trade unions to have consistent employment data becomes more apparent.

Developing a system to collect data on the industry’s workforce would allow Social Partners to have an overview on issues and challenges such as demographic changes, employment prospects, education, and training. Ultimately, this will paint a clearer picture of the situation of seafarers and allow Social Partners to better respond to and foresee the needs of the workforce.

With the expertise of Cardiff University, acting through its “Seafarers International Research Centre” (SIRC), MapMar examines how to improve the way data is collected and results in a report with concrete recommendations on how to build a data collection system.

The ETF and ECSA will take this know-how to EU policymakers to advocate establishing a full-scale European-level data collection system.

Join us for our final conference, taking place virtually on Thursday 30 September from 14:00 to 17:00 – you may find the agenda below.

You can register your participation at the conference here.

In the meantime, have a look at our summary report to find out more – available to download at your right!

 

 With financial support from the European Union


 

Agenda:

14:00 Opening

  • ETF
  • ECSA

14:05- 14:15 Introduction

  • DG Employment and Social Affairs, Ms. Diana Crumpana, Social Dialogue

14:15-14:45 Presentation of the research findings, conclusions and recommendations

  • Mr Neil Ellis
    Research Associate, Seafarers International Research Centre
    Cardiff University

14:45-14:55 Break

14:55-15:45 Continued- Presentation of the research findings, conclusions and recommendations

  • Mr Neil Ellis
    Research Associate, Seafarers International Research Centre
    Cardiff University

15:45-15:50 Intervention

DG Transport and Mobility, Ms. Justyna Bartnicka, Maritime Safety Unit

15:50 – 16:45 Reactions and Q&As

16:45-17:00 Conclusions

  • DG Employment and Social Affairs
  • DG Transport and Mobility
  • ECSA
  • ETF
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