Forschungs- & Entwicklungsinformationsdienst der Gemeinschaft - CORDIS

Periodic Report Summary 1 - EDUWORKS (Crossing borders in the comprehensive investigation of labour market matching processes: An EU-wide, trans-disciplinary, multilevel and science-practice-bridging training network)

The objective of EDUWORKS is to train talented early-stage and experienced researchers in the socioeconomic and psychological dynamics of the labour supply and demand matching processes at aggregated and disaggregated levels. Understanding how the matching process works can prevent mismatches with respect to skills and qualifications, and can lead to an improved balance between the supply and demand for labour. EDUWORKS brings together researchers from several academic disciplines, namely: Labour Economics, Sociology of Occupations, HRM, Lifelong Learning and Knowledge Management. Specifically, EDUWORKS focuses on matching processes at three levels and over one overarching topic:

• Individual level fit between job demands - persons’ abilities

• Meso-level employers’ demands for occupational skills versus occupational dynamics

• European and national level labour supply and demand matches and mismatches

• Knowledge Management/Data science for opening up bigger datasets to facilitate supply and demand matches in education and on the labour market

EDUWORKS aims to train talented young researchers (12 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) and three Experienced Researchers (ERs) in total) across Europe. ESRs work at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA’s) Business School (3 fellows), Trinity College Dublin (2), Central European University (2), University of Salamanca (2) and University of Siegen (1). ER fellows work at the UvA’s Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (2), and the University of Siegen (1). The project was initiated in October 2013 and will run until October 2017. 11 associated partners and more than 20 key stakeholders from industry and academia, such as Randstad, Ericsson, Textkernel or Corvinus University of Budapest have also committed to EDUWORKS.

Up until October 2015 two summer schools and a winter school providing a total of 11 courses on transversal topics have been held. Altogether, the fellows have completed 145 courses on research specific skills and organised 13 research webinars. 18 research papers were accepted for publication in various international peer-reviewed journals and 14 full conference papers were presented at major peer-reviewed international conferences. Altogether Eduworks partners have presented their work 121 times in various academic and practice oriented events. Current research already attracted 20 researchers from outside of the Eduworks consortium, who are actively participating and adding value to the Eduworks research agenda. Furthermore, contacts have been established with 12 other European projects that share Eduworks’s objectives.

Dissemination is centered around the project’s website: The project is also active in social media platforms Facebook (, Youtube (, Twitter ( , LinkedIn (, Slideshare (, Google+ ( The consortium organised 7 international workshops so far and consortium members are spreading the word of Eduworks in 10 professional research and professional communities such as EDEN, the Academy of Management, [1] , the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the HRM Network, the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, the Learning Analytics Summer Institute, Webdatanet network, and so forth.


Kea Tijdens, (Research Director)
Tel.: +31205254347


Life Sciences
Datensatznummer: 183802 / Zuletzt geändert am: 2016-06-14
Informationsquelle: SESAM
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