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TRAILS – Enabling data analytics for actions tackling skills shortages & mismatch

The new project seeks to build on current data in skills mismatches and create novel tools and databases, harnessing the power of Artificial Intelligence. It will empower Vocational Education and Adult Education training to match employers with educational opportunities to reallocate workers efficiently.

Project’s scope


  1. Generate novel European primary survey data
  2. Create a novel framework of analysis for identifying the main causes of labour shortages
  3. Enable new instruments and indicators based on Machine-Learning and Big-Data methods
  4. Develop new instruments of balanced training
  5. Initiate and improvise upon a bottom-up approach to identify the determinants of education & training choice, and enable skills profiling
  6. Assess the role of behavioural, social and cultural factors in the decision for participation and choice of VET & AL programmes
  7. Enable wide communication and scientific dissemination of the innovative results


Among its results will be an innovative methodology to measure skills mismatches; an analysis framework of training in the area of artificial intelligence, as well as a selection of best practices for tackling skills shortages and mismatches in Europe.