On Thursday the 31st of January the kick-off meeting of the Erasmus+ Sector Skills Alliance project COMPETING was held at STC in Rotterdam.

With this project fifteen project partners from eight different countries aim to support the new EU Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications in inland navigation.The main results of this three year project will be the development of lesson materials as well as a Quality Assurance and Quality Control system. One of the main challenges is to develop future proof learning materials and concepts. To get inspired the participants visited the brand new Nautech and Skills lab facilities at STC. The participants were impressed by these facilities and the enthusiasm of the teachers involved.

The COMPETING Consortium consists of:

  1. Stichting STC Group, Netherlands – Coordinator
  2. ProDanube Management GmbH, Austria
  3. FHOO Studienbetriebs GmbH, Austria
  4. GO!De Scheepvaartschool, Belgium
  5. European Transport Workers’ Federation, Belgium
  6. Institut pour le transport par Batellerie, Belgium
  7. University of Rijeka, Croatia
  8. Schiffer-Berufskolleg Rhein, Germany
  9. Maritieme Academie Harlingen, Netherlands
  10. Universitatea din Craiova, Romania
  11. Ceronav, Romania
  12. University of Zilina, Slovakia
  13. Colegiul Tehnic “Dierna” – Orsova, Romania
  14. Le Cnam Normandie, France
  15. Royal BLN-Schuttevaer, Netherlands