The Data Space for Skills (DS4Skills) paves the way for the development of an open and secure ecosystem of trusted skills data space that supports the sharing and accessing of skills data.
What is the Project About?
Data is an essential resource for socio-economic growth, competitiveness, innovation, and societal progress. The European skills data space supports the sharing and accessing of education and skills data for various purposes such as data-driven policy development, re-use in innovative applications, or update of education and training programmes with emerging skills needs.
Today, information about skills, educational profiles, job offers, and training offers is scattered and siloed across a wide range of public and private stakeholders, such as educational institutions, private training providers, employers, EdTech, job boards, and social networks. The fragmentation of available skills data makes it difficult to seize opportunities at individual, organisational, and societal levels. The European skills data space wants to allow all stakeholders to join a common data sharing network to surpass silos and build innovative applications and uses of data.
The DS4Skills project also contributes to the implementation of major EU strategies and policy frameworks related to common Europe and data spaces and skills.
What is MyData role in the project?
The project builds on and scales the extensive work MyData Global has done on the topic of human-centric personal data in the domain of skills data.
As a project partner in the DS4Skills Consortium, MyData Global leads a work package that delivers the blueprint for the set-up and the future deployment of the data space for skills. This means working on business models, technical aspects and governance mechanisms which become the base for the skills data space. Importantly, we identify and envision innovative applications within the skills data space together with various types of stakeholders
What Will the Project Achieve?
DS4Skills mission and main objectives are:
- To identify relevant data sources for the skills data space and stakeholders’ needs.
- To propose conceptual approaches and possible options for the future deployment of the skills data space with an operational blueprint and specific use cases.
- To engage and develop consensus with the community of skills stakeholders and data spaces support centre.
Who else is Involved?
The DS4Skills consortium brings together 10 full partners and 4 associated partners with solid experience in data ecosystem and community building. The project Consortium includes the following organisations:
- DIGITALEUROPE – Project Lead
- Mydata Global
- Chamber of commerce and Industry of Slovenia – CCIS
- Adecco Formazione
- Universitaet Koblenz-Landau
- Vastuu Group
How Can I Find Out More?
For more information about our previous work on skills data, see MyData #skillsdata thematic group.
Visit the project website at https://www.skillsdataspace.eu/
Explore the Resource Centre at https://www.skillsdataspace.eu/resources/
Check the Interactive inventory of skills data initiatives at https://inventory.skillsdataspace.eu/
MyData Global – Projects Lead
Carlos Iglesias – email@example.com
DIGITALEUROPE – Senior Project Manager
José Martinez-Usero – firstname.lastname@example.org
DIGITALEUROPE – Project Communications Manager
Diem Tran – email@example.com