The 1st International Maritime Training Conference under IMPACT project was held in Bled, Slovenia on 19/20 November 2012 with a great attraction from its target groups.
The conference was organised by Slovenian partner, Spinaker d.o.o. with support from IMPACT partners. The conference attracted over 40 attendees representing major bodies across Europe e.g. MET Institutions, Policy Makers, and Stakeholders etc. At the conference each partner gave presentations on their own/allocated products. The results of the conference such as presentations in video form and powerpoints slides are downloadable from the following link: http://www.maritimetraining.pro/index.php/conference. Partnership believes that the impact of the conference was satisfactory after analysing the qualitative and quantitative indicators after the conference such as:
- response to the forum: A number of users contributed to the forum and feedback received were positive.
- feedback from target groups: Continuous feedback was received from the target groups through project website, events, conferences and so on. Several improvements were made accordingly to satisfy the needs of target groups.
- the number of attendees at the 1st IMPACT conference: Over 40 attended 1st IMPACT conference to learn about IMPACT and its products. Feedback received for IMPACT products were positive.
- Analysis of the questionnaire collated during the conference showed satisfactory results. Feedbacks are taken on board
It is the intention of the project consortium to carry out such conferences on a yearly basis so as to multiply the users of the MaritimeTraining platform. The expectation is in time a number of new products (ICT based) related to Maritime will be added to the platform with a decent dissemination and exploitation activities.
More news will be available in the coming months.