Project Boatbuilding

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Project Boatbuilding

The main goal of the project is to develop an innovative method of educating the youth in Poland in traditional port and shipbuilding professions by running a pilot education program in non-formal education area for 40 participants in Gdansk. Within the non-formal education program we will test new methods and organization of teaching practical boat-building skills, which could improve the attractiveness of vocational education and/or lifelong learning in the profession of a boat-builder or boat-building work. We assume that the introduction of the element of joint work and team sports competition will increase the youth interest in boat-building, promote the profession and will be reflected in higher numbers of candidates to learn this profession in vocational schools or on vocational qualification courses.

EEA Grants

The project is co-financed by the EEA Grants (about 147 000 EUR).

The EEA Grants represent the contribution of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway towards a green, competitive and inclusive Europe.
There are two overall objectives: reduction of economic and social disparities in Europe, and to strengthen bilateral relations between the donor countries and 15 EU countries in Central and Southern Europe and the Baltics.

EEA Grants

The three donor countries cooperate closely with the EU through the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The donors have provided €3.3 billion through consecutive grant schemes between 1994 and 2014. For the period 2014-2021, the EEA Grants amount to €1.55 billion.

The EEA Grants are jointly financed by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, whose contributions are based on their GDP.
Eligibility for the Grants mirror the criteria set for the EU Cohesion Fund aimed at member countries where the Gross National Income (GNI) per inhabitant is less than 90% of the EU average.

The priorities for this period

  1. Innovation, Research, Education and Competitiveness
  2. Social Inclusion, Youth Employment and Poverty Reduction
  3. Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Low Carbon Economy
  4. Culture, Civil Society, Good Governance and Fundamental Rights
  5. Justice and Home Affairs

Supporting countries

147000 EUR

Funding of the project

1550000000 EUR

EEA funds for 2014–2021



Co-financed by the state budget



Fundacja Gdańska
ul. Długi Targ 28/29
80-830 Gdańsk

Phone: +48 58 526 49 87

About Fundacja Gdańska (Gdansk Foundation)

The aim of the Foundation is to support comprehensive development of local community, education and physical culture, in particular social, information, cultural, scientific, education and sports activities for development of local democracy and better understanding of local communities in European countries. The Gdansk Foundation operates in four fields: Gdansk spirit, Maritime Gdansk, Effective Gdansk and Friendly Space.