Maritime Heritage Skills Conferenceat Thermae Palace, Ostend, Belgium

Posted By on Sep 16, 2014 |

Free Maritime Heritage Skills Conferenceat Thermae Palace, Ostend, Belgium, on Thursday 25th September, 9am-4.30pm.

The EU’s INTERREG 2 Seas Programme Authorities and the Maritime Heritage Skills cluster project partners have the pleasure of inviting you the conference, which is part of a cross-border scheme dedicated to preserving traditional boat building skills for future generations.

Presentations and interactive workshops will showcase a unique new suite of resources that have been compiled by organisations and individuals who are passionate about ensuring these historic and economically-valuable skills are passed on.

Called Maritime Heritage Skills, the project aims to promote specialist training programmes which are available free to marine businesses, colleges and those seeking a career or volunteer work in the industry.

Lunch will be included and free coach transport will be arranged from certain locations. Please also see attached flyer, which we invite you to share with colleagues and print to put on your noticeboard.

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This cluster project is funded by the Interreg 2 Seas EU programme. It brings together partners from different European countries: Tourville Association in France, Cornwall Marine Network in the UK, New Medway Steam Packet Company Ltd in the UK, Province of Zeeland in the Netherlands, the Foundation for Cultural Heritage Zeeland in the Netherlands, and the Flemish Employment and Vocational Training Service in Belgium. Other associated partners include: Historische Werf Rotterdams Welvaren, De Delft in  the Netherlands, Vzw De Steenschuit in Belgium, and MidKent College in the UK.