Project objectives

The overall objective of Blue SKILLS project is to strengthen the integration of education systems and vocational training (VET) in the Adriatic area through the harmonization of different educational and VET systems in particular as regards the methods and tools for the recognition of the skills both at educational and professional level, building on experience gained in KEPASS and DELMVET.



  1. the promotion of a feasibility study on the harmonization of education and VET system in the Adriatic-Ionian macroregion
  2. the creation of synergies among KEPASS and DELMVET project partners in order to expand the existing network of schools and VET centres and transferring good practices and results issued by previous projects
  3. the support to the mobility of knowledge and the creation of professional paths
  4. the valorization of previous initiatives by extending the kind of target groups to be addressed, involving technical and vocational institutes, private sectors and policy makers

Project essentials

Project title: Improving skills and knowledge through the integration of VET systems for Blue Growth and Tourism Development

Project acronym: BlueSKILLS

Project code: 1°TCE/006/0

Project length: Start 6/2016 – End 11/2016

Total budget: 720.190,00 €

Number of Beneficiaries per Country

Total number of Associates: 1

Total number of Beneficiaries: 8




Bosnia and Herzegovina:



Lead partner organization Informest, Country – Italy, Nuts II – III eq. Friuli Venezia Giulia – Gorizia


Lead Beneficiary

Informest, Gorizia, Italy –  Body governed by public law

Beneficiary 1

Abruzzo Region – Department of Presidency and Relationship with Europe”, L’Aquilla, ITALY

Beneficiary 2

Marche Region – Department of Productive Activities, Labour, Tourism, Culture and Internationalization”, Ancona, ITALY

Beneficiary 3

AULEDA – Local Economical Development Agency”, Vlore, ALBANIA

Beneficiary 4

Bureau for educational services of Montenegro”, Podgorica, MONTENEGRO

Beneficiary 5

Zadar County Development Agency ZADRA NOVA, Zadar, CROATIA

Beneficiary 6

Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sport of the Herzegovina – Neretva Canton, Mostar, BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA

Beneficiary 7

Municipality of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, ITALY

Associate 1

Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia – Central Direction job, training, education, equal opportunities, youth policy, research and university, Trieste, ITALY


26th of June, 2016.
Kick-off meeting in Ancona

8th of September, 2016
2nd meeting of Technical Working Group (TWG), Udine

4th to 6 th October, 2016
First workshop in Herceg Novi

8th to 10th November, 2016
Second workshop in Vlore, Albania

November, 2016
Final Conference – Trieste, Italy