SkillsMatch - Unveil the power of your soft skills
SkillsMatch - Unveil the power of your soft skills


Center: eGovlab
Project coordinatorThashmee Karunaratne
Team: Maria Petritsopoulou, Stefan Nenzén, Myrsini Glinos
Website: SkillsMatch | 

SkillsMatch was launched in June 2018 and it is a 2-year EU - DG Connect  funded project.

SkillsMatch General Objective is to develop and demonstrate a European-wide assessment and learning, guiding technology which will help users to adapt their skill assets to the demands of labour market focusing on the support of Non-Cognitive Skills (NC).
The proposed solution will integrate and improve the development of NC skills by providing functionality to enable the assessment and evaluation of such skills and recommending users’ actions for bridging the gap between their skills profile and the one recommended for their target occupations. Moreover, the solution will provide options for measuring NC skills development linked to open badges to provide recognition of the new learning and skills.
We assume the UNESCO definition of NC skills as the “patterns of thought, feelings and behaviours” (Borghans et al., 2008) that are socially determined and can be developed throughout the lifetime to produce value: they can comprise personality traits, attitudes and motivations.


  1. To develop a canonical NC skills framework for online training services by identifying non-cognitive skills relevant for employability and mapping them to the existing EU and global skills frameworks.
  2. To develop the system prototype that supports users to decide their individualized, tailored learning roadmaps for developing the NC skills recommended for specific target occupations.
  3. To provide tools and motivational to improve youth employability and help citizens at risk of exclusion.
  4. To test and validate the system prototype at EU level, with the specific focus on the project partners’ countries and adding country cultural considerations for NC skills according to widely accepted cultural indicators


  • Work package 1 |Project management and administration | Leader SU
  • Work package 2 |NC Skills Framework development | Leader UAH
  • Work package 3 |Individualised learning roadmaps | Leader UAH
  • Work package 4 |Measurement, Validation and Credentialization | Leader FPM
  • Work package 5 |System architecture and development | Leader SU
  • Work package 6 |Stakeholder engagement, communication and dissemination | Leader SU
  • Work package 7 |Evaluation and Sustainability | Leader TCD


  • eGovlab Stockholm University - Sweden
  • Eurecat - Spain
  • DMC Metrix - Ireland
  • Universidad de Alcalá - Spain
  • Everis - Brussels
  • Fondazione Politecnico di Milano - Italy
  • Trinity College Dublin - Ireland

SkillsMatch project is co-funded by European Commission Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT), Unit for Interactive Technologies, Digital for Culture and Education, under the grant agreement no. LC-00822001 (OKT2017).