Making better matches in the labour market

Eduworks is an interdisciplinary research and training network, funded by the EU’s Marie Curie Initial Training Network and focusing on matching processes between individuals, education and the labour market. On June 26th, CEPS hosted the Eduworks Final Workshop on Labour Market Matching Processes in the 21st Century. The purpose of the event was to bring together policymakers, academics and practitioners to engage in a lively discussion on four timely topics: 1) Refugee labour market integration; 2) Changing nature of jobs; 3) Lifelong learning & technology: Data modelling, curation and analytics; and 4) Vacancy mining and analysis. The well-attended event featured key specialists in these fields, including Janine Berg, Senior Economist at the ILO, and Patricia Reilly, an expert in the cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics. The University of Amsterdam coordinated the project in partnership with Dublin Trinity College, University of Salamanca, Central European University, University of Siegen and the FILAB. Over the last two and a half years, this network has produced 37 high-quality papers in the above-mentioned four areas, and presented results at more than 150 conferences. The network has also trained 15 PhDs and post-doctoral researchers directly in these areas emphasising the importance of data science. CEPS researcher Brian Fabo has been working as an EDUWORKS Fellow at the Central European University in Budapest on the topic of skills-occupation mismatch from the perspective of labour economics.