European Community Shipowners' Associations (ECSA) and the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) are looking for external experts who will develop proposals for new methodologies to better and more coherently collect data about maritime professionals on a European level.
The European social partners for maritime transport said in a press release: "As was recommended by the Task Force on maritime employment and competitiveness set up by DG MOVE in 2011, the availability of comparable data on employment in the industry should be improved in order to better sustain future policy developments."
The experts will perform a desk research on existing data and collection systems and will complement the research with several country visits, it said.
The final report will provide ETF and ECSA with an overview of the existing systems and statistical gaps, and a proposal of a suitable methodology for obtaining comparable statistics.
ETF and ECSA will be responsible for disseminating the research results. The contractor will participate in an exchange seminar gathering influential stakeholders as a final event.