Facilitating blue growth with open courses by utilizing R&D products and virtual mobility

Interreg South Baltic  Project


  Start: 2017-01-01
  End: 2019-12-31

Total BUDGET: 1.023.000,00 euro.

Interreg South Baltic

LEAD PARTNER: Klaipeda University (Lithuania)



  • Lithuanian Biotechnology Association
  • Lithuanian Association of Distance and E. Learning
  • Visit Roskilde
  • Hotel "Smiltyne Yacht Club"
  • Klaipėda vocational school of tourism
  • Curonian Spit National Park Administration
  • Pomeranian Science and Technology Park in Gdynia
  • Kalmar Science Park
  • AD-futuro Anna Dziadkiewicz
  • "PROBUS" Attorney's Office Michał Drobysz
  • Baltic Health Tourism Foundation - coordinator of Baltic Health Tourism Cluster
  • The Regional Council in Kalmar County

Stage A:
The project will develop a virtual mobility platform (VMP) to enable virtual learning on marine biotechnology and marine/coastal tourism, and working in cross-border teams to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and transfer of good practices related to BG in the marine sector. 
Stage B:
The project will carry out a pilot VMP with teachers, trainers (digital learning experts) and students from countries in the SBR using a digital education system.
During Stage A, the following actions are to be taken:

  • A.1 performing a feasibility study combining required knowledge needs for the marine biotechnology and tourism sector in the SBR, and define human resources skills specific to BG;
  • A.2 identification of at least 5 crucial subjects for the knowledge transfer in the sector;
  • A.3 developing course syllabus related to BG sectors by at least 2 cross-border teams of trainers and teachers, at the same time developing the content for e-Mentoring course by 1 cross-border team;
  • A.4 adaptation of the developed content by the cross-border team of digital learning experts to the virtual training; launching the VMP.

The Stage B will cover:

  • B.1 Pilot delivery of e-Mentoring course for the teachers participating in action A.3;
  • B.2 Pilot online delivery of at least 5 subjects addressing BG topics;
  • B.3 Feedback survey and improvement of content and virtual platform.

The virtual/digital courses developed in FOCUS target both undergraduate/graduate students and employed professionals in need of lifelong learning. VMP will act towards the wider continuous learning/training environment and well prepared professionals in BG sector companies in the SBR.


PROJECT FLYER (download)