Erasmus+ Meetings

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ERASMUS stands for European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students. 

This Erasmus+ capacity building project had the initial kickoff meeting at the end of February 2019, hosted in Germany & Finland.

6. Rostock Warnemünde

25th & 26th February 2019:  Auditorium, Hochschule Wismar, Warnemunde, Germany

The town of Warnemunde hosted the first stage of the kickoff meeting to hold talks about curriculum development, and capacity building between the six maritime institutions. Warnemunde welcomed the contingent, holding the intial talks and showcasing their impressive facilities.

28th February & 1st March 2019:  Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Rauma, Finland

Rauma hosted the 2nd stage of the kickoff meeting. The town of Rauma warmly hosted the consortium partners, where dialogue was held regarding the path forward for the program for the immediate future.

   4th & 5th June 2019:  Solent University, Southampton, England

Southampton held the 1st progress meeting of 2019. The time was spent engaging in discussions around UK maritime and training practices, reviewing the progress made by the consortium to date, and included tours of Solent university facilities. 


18th & 19th November 2019: Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Cape Town, South Africa.

CPUT hosted the 1st leg of the South African tour of facilities by all partners. The two days spent at CPUT covered the work packages review as well as a curriculum overview. A tour of the Granger Bay campus, including the short course centre Survival Centre was a chance for South African warm weather to show off.

Maritime Review Africa interviewed the management team for a feature in their magazine. (See link)


20th November 2019: Durban University of Technology. Durban, South Africa

DUT was the second stop on the SA leg of the facilities tour. Delegates were welcomed to the Steve Biko campus by the executive dean. DUT spoke to their work package of Quality Plan and Monitoring. A unique guided tour of the harbour was arranged and this was a fantastic overview of shipping in South Africa.


21st – 22nd November 2019: Nelson Mandela University. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

The last stop on the SA leg was to NMU. The team were welcomed and a briefly introduced to the university’s ocean science project. NMU spoke to their work package of curriculum development.

Final facilities tour in order to complete the objectives of the visit. The last day was utilised by the management committee round off a successful leg.