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Project deliverables

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D 2.1. Report on Non Cognotive Skills Framework (NCSF)

This task was aimed at evaluating and analyzing the EU and Global skills frameworks which address Non-Cognitive skills (NCS) to catalogue and define a canonical set of NCS with their descriptions and equivalences which will serve as reference for the further steps of development of the project. This set of NCS will be structured in the shape of a framework, named as NCSF (Non-Cognitive Skills Framework).

D2.2 Report on Methods for Assessing and Acquiring NC skills

The report on methods for assessing and acquiring NC skills presents a catalogue of general approaches and techniques that emerged during the analyses of the literature through publications, reports, survey and various projects outcome facing the topics of competence validation, soft skills evaluation and training, non-cognitive skills, validation of non-formal and informal learning, and employability skills.

D3.1 Report on demand for NC skills and offer of training for developing NC skills

This report is focused on the study of the demand for non-cognitive skills (NCS) in the labour market as well as on the analysis of training opportunities for developing NCS with online courses and educational resources. This document is the main result of the Task 3.1 of the project Skills Match “Demand and supply analysis of NC skills” combined with some advances from the other tasks present in the WP3 “Individualised learning roadmaps”. The work is obviously based on the previous results of the WP2 “NC Skills Framework development” and especially on the NCSF, the defined framework for NCS which it is the conceptual reference for the whole project.

D3.2 Report on mapping of demand and offer for NC skills to the Skills framework

The document reports the task of  mapping the demand /supply to NCS. It aims to classify the NC skills for specific jobs and sectors by analyzing selected occupations in the Deliverable 2.1 (NC Skills Framework) with the demanded NC skills for them based on results obtained in Deliverable 3.1 and also the consultation with stakeholders in selected sectors (human resource experts, employers etc.), collecting this information through workshops in consortium countries, surveys, etc.

D4.1 Measurement Validation and Credentialization

The focus of deliverable 4.1 was the measurement, validation, and credentialization of Non Cognitive Skills (NC Skills). NC skills are those skills which do not require cognition, and can include interpersonal skills, and non-verbal communication. The research team investigated state of the art methods, tools, and technologies for each area of NC skills, and recommended a specific approach for each.

D5.1 & D5.2 & D5.4a Requirement elicitation and System design including Software components

This document presents requirement elicitation and system designs and also the defined software components for the SkillsMatch technical platform, according to the business cases defined in co-creation sessions. The requirements elicitation is conducted with the stakeholders of the project (internal and external).

D5.3: Privacy and data security framework

This basic Data Protection Impact Assessment (“DPIA”) has been developed by Liane Colonna1 to examine the privacy issues associated with collecting, handling and sharing information within the context of the Skills-Match system. Skills Match involves the creation of a European-wide assessment and learning system, which will help users to adapt their skill assets to the demands of labor market focusing on the support of Non-Cognitive Skills (NC).

D6.5 First year report of dissemination & Social innovation

D6.5 First Year Report of Dissemination & Social innovation, presents the dissemination and communication activities carried out during the first year.

D7.1 Monitoring & Evaluation Plan and focus group creation and tasks

The purpose of deliverable 7.1 was to describe the monitoring and evaluation plan and methodology of the SkillsMatch project. The plan outlines the methodology and instruments for evaluating the progress and success of the project, the strategy to monitor and evaluate the project workflow, and the SkillsMatch project KPIs and outcomes.

Reports and other documents

In this section you will find reports and other informative documents

Country culture in Skills Match using Hofstede indicators

Professor Geert Hofstede conducted one of the most comprehensive studies of how values in the workplace are influenced by culture: the created model, so-called Hofstede model (Hofstede, G. & Hofstede, G. J., 2005), is based on 6 dimensions of national culture and it is considered as the main reference for assessing the influence of a country’s culture in employment and corporate life. Dimensions represent independent preferences for one state of affairs over another that distinguish countries (rather than individuals) from each other. The country scores on the dimensions are relative, asall persons are human and simultaneously unique. In other words, culture can only be used meaningfully by comparison, representing a general trend of behaviour for nationals but can never be automatically representative of specific persons from the country. The model consists of the following dimensions: Power Distance Index (PDI), Individualism (IDV), Masculinity (MAS), Uncertainty Avoidance Index (UAI), Long Term Orientation (LTO), Long Term Orientation versus Short Term Normative Orientation (LTO) and Indulgence versus Restraint (IVR). More information on the six dimensions is available at

Research brief: Developing a coherent and updated Non-Cognitive Skills Framework

The developed NCSF, Non-Cognitive Skills Framework, has provided a solid foundation for the analysis of supply and demand of NCS. The specific intended results were the determination of the relevance of each NCS as recommendation for employment in each occupation and the detection of availability of learning resources such as MOOC or OER for developing each of them. This information is essential for feeding the final system for users.

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