Improve education to develop labor!

 Project Summary

Following the results achieved by Kepass and Delmvet projects, financed by the IPA Adriatic CBC programme, BlueSKILLS project aims to capitalize the experiences and achievements of previous projects in order to promote the harmonization and integration of education systems and vocational training in the Adriatic area, enhancing the competitiveness of the educational system of the Adriatic-Ionian macro-region, in line with the priorities laid down by the EUSAIR strategy. In particular, by sharing the experience of previous projects that have developed a set of methodological tools for the mutual recognition of educational and professional skills, the project aims to take a further step towards the effective integration of educational systems with particular attention to those strategic economic sector related to the Sea economy and tourism. The project deals with one of the most important aspects of the integration process of the macro-region as it focused on mutual recognition of skills and competences in order to allow the effective realization of an open system where citizens (as young people, students, workers) can find opportunities for growth and jobs, with significant benefits in terms of employment and socio-economic growth.


Project specific objectives are:
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.

Partners and associated partners



    •  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- Comune dell’Aquila, Municipality of L’Aquila

Associated partners:

  • Associate 1 – “Autonomous Region Friuli Venezia Giulia – Central Direction job, training, education, equal opportunities, youth policy, research and university Education, higher education and research area”, Trieste, ITALY