Following the launch of ECSA-ETF joint project, which goals to boost participation of women in European shipping, participants held their first kick off meeting.
To remind, the initiative supports women, while sets three priorities to tackle the challenges women face within the shipping industry.
Under their collaboration, ETF and ECSA are willing to take an active role in promoting gender diversity and equality of opportunity to attract and retain new talent in the shipping industry for strong, prosperous and socially sustainable maritime clusters in Europe.
According to Secretary General of European Community Shipowners’ Associations, the project’s kick off meeting was held remotely on 28 January.
For the records, the initiative has also been awarded a European funding, in an effort to better implement key actions.
In light of the situation, ECSA has previously commented:
“Shipping has traditionally been a male dominated sector and ETF and ECSA share the view that a more gender-balanced industry would improve culture, sustainability and productivity. In order for the shipping industry and maritime clusters in Europe to recruit and retain the required quantities and qualities of people and stay competitive in changing times with technological and environmental developments, it will be imperative to find ways to attract more women to maritime careers”.