Harnessing her potential, igniting oceanic prosperity: Empowering women in the blue economy
WIN-BIG addresses knowledge gaps on the role of women in the Blue Economy (BuE) across the EU. The project aims to provide a comprehensive dataset on gender across the BuE in all six EU sea basins (Atlantic, Mediterranean, Baltic, North, Arctic and Black Sea), and determine the skill gaps preventing women from entering or progressing on the blue career ladder. Additionally, WIN-BIG will be conducting capacity building for female professionals in three emergent sectors: blue bioeconomy, blue sports & sustainable tourism, and marine renewable energies & robotics. Learning labs, acceleration programs and a mentor network, coupled with cross-basin networking and job events aim to support women to break through existing barriers. WIN-BIG utilises innovative media formats to promote blue female role models, making blue careers flashier and more attractive for young girls and women professionals. WIN-BIG will culminate with a Roadmap for Capacity Building for Women in the EU in the Blue Economy.
WIN-BIG is a consortium of 14 project partners, including SUBMARINER Network’s members, from nine countries.
Mariana Mata Lara, Team Lead Communications