T-shore brings together 13 partners from 5 EU Countries to research innovative approaches for skills provision in the offshore renewable energy sector and blue economy.

In T-shore, the aim is to establish the international private-public cooperation in terms of education, research and development focused on the offshore wind sector. In this project it is our ambition to build upon already established regional partnerships (between VET schools, industry partners and governmental organisations) with partner countries spread throughout northern Europe. The project aims to strengthen cooperation between all partners and to elevate the already established regional partnerships by using various strategies and activities. The project will create innovative approaches for skills provision in the offshore renewable energy sector by linking offshore energy hotspots spread across Europe, and to stimulate innovation and collaboration between VET providers, industry, and research institutes.

Technical and academic educational programmes in Member States should factor in the increasing needs by 2050 to attract young workers with the right profiles to jobs in offshore renewable energy. Centres of Vocational Excellence can help meet the need for reskilling by bringing together a wide range of local partners, such as vocational education and training providers (at both secondary and tertiary levels), employers, research centres, development agencies, and employment services, to develop skills ecosystems.

– The skills challenge in The EU strategy on Offshore Renewable Energy from 2020

Learn more about T-shore project: https://t-shore.eu


  • Development and creation of a European network of VET schools and VET training centers in offshore wind energy.
  • The establishment of strong links between businesses and VET providers and combining these stakeholders to meet the industry’s real skills and training needs.
  • Defining a range of new competency profiles and developing advanced digital and evidence based educational training methods and materials in a work-based learning environment.
  • Communications and PR.