Following-Up SeaSide Achievements
On June 21, 2011, key partners of the project gathered together in Karlskrona to think about how to follow-up work on the SeaSide achievements.
The brainstorming on new project ideas has been very thriving. Especially, three ideas with huge potential to become realized in future projects have been discussed much more in detail. As in SeaSide, the focus of the ideas is laid on preservation of maritime heritage, communicating maritime history and training the museum staff. These are mainly addressed to youngsters as well as school teachers to be educated.
The first project idea is on creating a network of boatbuilding schools and on teachers training boatbuilders on methodology to impart boatbuilding knowledge to youngsters properly. Also an encyclopedia on boatbuilding could be developed.
The second idea is dedicated to educate the museum staff in teaching techniques to be able to train teachers on topics related to maritime history. Therefore staff exchanges could be realized but also language trainings to be able to deal with youngsters from abroad.
And finally, the idea of performing youth exchanges between Karlskrona, Gdansk and Rostock according to the motto “Follow the Iron Curtain” has been discussed. Youth could learn from one another and tolerate each other by sailing a ship on their own and having seminars on selected topics on maritime history or traditional boatbuilding in a museum.