The CPMR, through its Balkan and Black Sea Commission (BBSC), is involved in a new cooperation project focused on the elaboration of a Joint Master Programme (JMPs) that facilitates the development of skills and competences to raise awareness on emerging maritime issues in the wider Black Sea region. The Maritime Innovative Network of Education for Emerging Maritime Issues (MINE-EMI) project is led by the Pîrî Reis University (Turkey) and will last for 3 years.

The consortium consists of:

  1. Lead Partner: Pîrî Reis University (Turkey)
  2. Constanta Maritime University (Romania)
  3. Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy (Bulgaria)
  4. University of the Aegean (North Aegean Region, Greece)
  5. Marine Cluster Bulgaria
  6. Municipality of Piraeus (Attica Region, Greece)
  7. CPMR

Maritime shipping industry is indeed one of the most dynamic economic sectors throughout Europe due to the constant changes of its development needs. It is also closely linked to the changes in Marine Sciences and IT Technologies. Consequently, education and training in marine sciences have to follow closely the industry’s trends in order to keep pace with the new competencies required by the development of maritime transportation technologies.

Therefore, MINE-EMI aims at promoting sustainable management of the maritime sector in the wider Black Sea region. Alongside the CPMR BBSC, representatives from the business sector and local administrations will fill the gap between the requirements of the maritime sector, regarding for example management, transport operations and logistics, and the current lacking offer of updated courses in that matter.

In the longer term, the objective is to establish a “Black Sea Community of Maritime Education and Training Institutions” to contribute to a strong sustainable European maritime economy, Blue Growth, and Integrated Maritime Policy implementation by providing modern and adequate education and training.

The project’s official launch will be held in Istanbul (Turkey) and followed  by an International Stakeholders Conference on “Future Trends in Maritime and Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) Requirements” on 23 January 2020, with the participation of the Black Sea Association of Maritime Institutions (BSAMI) Members.

For more information, please consult the MINE-EMI project’s website.

For further details on this project, please contact Stavros Kalognomos.


MINE-EMI is included in the CPMR projects catalogue.