Project objectives

MEGASKILLS project main objective is to help bridge the gap between the educational offer and the labor market through the research and design of an innovative and affordable methodology for training and evaluating soft skills. Contributing to the development of the European Skills Agenda by answering to Actions 1, 2, 4, 7 and 10.

To accomplish these objectives the tasks will be implemented:

Defining soft skills needed by the European industries in the 21st century

Classify and select the most promising current methodologies for soft skills training

Develop an AI platform for skills assessment and accreditation

Demonstrate the developed soft skills’ model, video games methodology and intelligent software platform in specific target groups

36 staff members of European SMEs from six critical sectors (automotive and transport, health, advanced manufacturing, smart grids, tourism and construction), critical to the European Skills Agenda.

500 participants aiming at 200 students, 200 managers and 100 people from migrant and unemployed groups

Publish policy recommendations on strategic scenarios to reduce skills gaps

The European Skills Agenda has 12 actions:

1
Pack for Skills
2
Strenghtening skills intelligence
3
EU support for strategic
national upskilling action
4
Future-proof vocational
education and training (VET)
5
Rolling out the European
Universities initiative
and upskilling scientists
6
Skills to support the green and digital transitions
7
IncreasingSTEM graduates,
fostering entrepreneurial
and transversal skills
8
Skills for life
9
Initiative on individual learning accounts
10
A European approach to
micro-credentials
11
New Europass platform
12
Improving the enabling framework to unlock investment
#EUSkillsAgenda

Consortium

The consortium is made up of 7 partners from 4 different countries. The members include university institutions, research foundations and organizations. The diversity of the consortium allows for the best synergies between industry and academia to occur, ensuring a well-rounded approach to the project and its objectives.

FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION (TECNALIA)

TECNALIA is the largest center of applied research and technological development in Spain, a benchmark in Europe and a member of the Basque Research and Technology Alliance. They collaborate with companies and institutions to improve their competitiveness, people’s quality of life and achieve sustainable growth.

https://www.tecnalia.com/en/

ALL DIGITAL AISBL
(ALL DIGITAL)

All Digital (previously known as Telecentre Europe) is a leading pan-European association based in Brussels, representing member organisations across Europe that work with 25,000 digital competence centres.

https://all-digital.org/

UNIVERZITA PALACKEHO
V OLOMOUCI (UP)

Palacký University Olomouc it is the oldest university in Moravia and the second-oldest university in the Czech Republic. It is one of the very top Czech universities, and ranks among the best universities in the world, according to international rankings.

https://www.upol.cz/en/

FUNDACION IBEROAMERICANA DEL
CONOCIMIENTO (GECON ES) 

Fundación Iberoamericana del Conocimiento (GECON.es) is a non-profit private foundation aiming at  the promotion and encouragement of applied research and transference of technology, methodologies, knowledge and experience related and/or complementary to the several research fields such as Gamification, Soft Skills Development, Video Games, Smart Cities and Quality of Working Life.

https://gecon.es/

CONFEDERATION EUROPEENNE DES ASSOCIATIONS DE PETITES ET MOYENNES ENTREPRISES (European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME)

European Entrepreneurs CEA-PME (Confédération Européenne des Associations de Petites et Moyennes Entreprises) is the largest confederation of voluntarily associated small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). It is a Brussels-based business federation counting 27 European associations as members, with more than 2.4 million enterprises, employing over 20 million people. It maintains relationships with 15 partner associations in Europe, the Americas, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand.

https://www.european-entrepreneurs.org/

CEGOS ESPANA LEARNING & DEVELOPMENT SA (CEGOS)

CEGOS.es belongs to the CEGOS International Group, founded in 1926, with experience and recognition in the training sector operating  in 5 continents. CEGOS advises and supports companies in their transformation plans, promoting the personal and professional development of people around the world.

https://www.cegos.es/

UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK

The University of Warwick is one of the UK's leading universities, with an acknowledged reputation for excellence in research and teaching, for innovation, and for links with business and industry.

https://warwick.ac.uk/

Work packages

MEGASKILLS is structured into seven work packages, allocated under the supervision of the most suitable consortium member. Though, the consortium actively collaborates across the different work packages as to ensure the most complete approach to the many tasks and bring about the added value of the diverse background and areas of expertise of the many members.

WP6 - Communication, dissemination, exploitation, standardisation & certification

WP2 - Key Soft Skills Taxonomy and Models

WP3 - Psycho-pedagogical methodology for detection and training of soft skills with commercial videogames

WP4 - Intelligent soft skills assessment andcertification platform

WP5 - Uses Cases and Demonstrators

WP1 - Management & Coordination

Sister projects

SKILLS2CAPABILITIES

The Skills2Capability project is about understanding how skill systems across Europe can reduce the level of skills mismatch in their labour markets. It is recognised that future labour markets will be more mobile, with more people moving between jobs, employers, and sectors more often. This poses a problem for training systems insofar as employers may be much less willing than in the past to fund and provide training because their chances of appropriating the return will have been reduced. The study is concerned with understanding how skill systems can better respond to meeting skill demands in a more fluid labour market environment.

iRead4Skills

The iRead4Skills project aims to improve reading skills in the adult population by creating an intelligent system that assesses text complexity and suggests appropriate reading materials, contributing to reducing skills gaps and providing access to information and culture.

Gender Equality

MEGASKILLS has full respect for the breadth of existing gender identities. We will ensure gender balance in our groups of experts, respondents, and participants. Paying attention to the results in both genders when evaluating research/survey results.

Please find here our recommendations, developed with Prof. Francis Hamilton EAB Gender Quality Advisor.”

Disclaimer: Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.

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