Summer School

The Summer School will consist of a short-term course on knowledge exchange between workers from traditional sectors (including shipbuilding/ship repair), entrepreneurs, trainers and early-career skilled youngsters. 

Escola de Verão (Portuguesa)


Target Audience

Early-career skilled youngsters, trainers, workers from the traditional sectors, entrepreneurs.


Time and Date

Postponed in reason of COVID-19 restrictions. Please note that you can subscribe to alerts for resumption of activities/courses by registering here.



Azores Sea School, Horta, Azores, Portugal.



The Summer School will bring the broad experience of workers to youngsters, as well as the latest learnings and experience from particular entrepreneurs to trainers, experienced workers and young students.



The Summer School will include topics/modules about traditional sectors and emerging activities related with new technologies. It will cover not only Shipbuilding/Ship Repair and Offshore Renewable Energies (target sectors of MATES project), but also Blue Economy, Maritime Careers, Aquaculture, Robotics and Mechatronics, Earth Observation, and Environmental Monitoring.

Additionally, the Summer School will also include transversal themes: innovation and entrepreneurship, ocean literacy and gender balance. These themes will be included in a workshop on the professionalization of maritime activities, which will promote contact and knowledge sharing between the four types of participants (students, trainers, maritime workers and entrepreneurs).

During the last day of this Pilot Experience, an activity related with project co-design will be promoted, to be addressed to young students. A panel of experts will perform an evaluation of those projects.


European Qualifications Framework (EQF) Level

To be confirmed


Course Instructors

To be confirmed


MATES ‘Strategy Baseline Report’ Lines Of Actions being addressed

The MATES Strategy Baseline report consists of results which were obtained from the extensive work carried out by the MATES partners; workshops with experts, Delphi questionnaires, desk-top studies and surveys. This report synthesises the MATES strategy baseline to bridge the skills gap between training offers and the industry demands in the Maritime Technologies value chain. The full report can be accessed here. Below are the Lines of Actions identified in the report (see pages 17 and 18) which the Summer School will address (SB = shipbuilding and ORE = offshore renewable energies):

  • SB6: 21st century skills
  • SB7: Ocean literacy
  • SB8: Promoting women
  • SB9: Skills ecosystem
  • ORE4: Skills diversification from parallel sectors
  • ORE10: 21st century skills
  • OER11: Ocean literacy
  • ORE12: Promoting STEM women in ORE


MATES partners involved 

Led by FRCT (Portugal) and supported by Fórum Oceano (Portugal), University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), CETMAR (Spain), Ghent University (Belgium).