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TCC-SCV steals the spotlight in heart of EU with its
“Skippers Working Without Borders” events

Last week, TCC-SCV Project Team together with its partner host European Boating Industry were proud to hold two successful events in Brussels on 15 and 16 June.

On 15 June, a networking cocktail was organised jointly by Piero Formenti (European Boating Industry President) and Claudia Monteiro de Aguiar (Member of European Parliament, Chair of the SME Working Group on Tourism). The reception was the opportunity to present the main objectives and aims of the TCC-SCV Project at the European Parliament and informally exchange with its Members.

On 16 June, the conference “Skippers Working Without Borders” served as a networking platform between the Project Team and representatives of the EU institutions, national policy makers and industry stakeholders. The well-attended event concluded our 2-year EU project on professional skippers’ qualifications on small commercial vessels. At the occasion, two main outcomes of the TCC-SCV initiative were presented: the Online Comparison Tool and the Common Core Curriculum. More http://www.tcc-scv.eu/tcc-scv-tools

Members of European Parliament gave their support to help enforce the tools TCC-SCV has come up with and extend the work to other EU countries in future. The European Commission informed the participants about the EU measures already in place that have to be pursued, while the Maltese authorities assured that the issue would be given further visibility and endorsement during Malta’s Presidency of the EU.

More to come about the two events in the next TCC-SCV Newsletter, which will be published at the end of July.

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Skippers of Small Commercial Vessels working without borders
TCC-SCV is a new EU project funded through the Erasmus + Key Action 2 Strategic Partnership program that will run for two years from 1st September 2014 until 31st August 2016. TCC-SCV is the follow-up project of TRECVET (see www.trecvet.eu )

The TCC-SCV project will analyse and compare the skipper qualifications for small commercial vessels (up to 24 meters or 200GT) of six EU Member States and summarise its commonalities in a new European Common Core Curriculum. This Core Curriculum will then be presented in two other EU Member states to build the base of their new qualifications.