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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.”
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