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Crew Connect Global Conference & Exhibition

Justyna Bartnicka
Policy Officer at European Commission


Since 2018 is working for the European Commission, Maritime Safety Unit, responsible for seafarers’ education, training and certification as well as living and working conditions at sea. During COVID-19 pandemic and at the beginning of the war in Ukraine, have been very intensively involved in all activities of the European Commission aiming at facilitating the crew changes including close cooperation with the shipping industry and UN agencies. Worked very closely with the industry creating policies for seafaring professions also by speaking at international public events. Before joining the EC, I worked for seven years in the Polish Permanent Representation to the EU starting as a shipping attaché, then as Head of the Transport Policy Division. Graduate of political sciences at the University of Szczecin.

Agenda Sessions

  • Panel Session 3 | Future proofing crew for the 4th industrial revolution

  • Update on IMO’s Comprehensive Review of STCW Convention and Code