Inspired by the outcomes of the European big data hackathon, organised in March 2017, Eurostat and Cedefop aim to capitalise on the ideas and solutions generated and to boost their further development in a framework of high policy relevance. The aim is to foster the development of solutions that integrate various datasets, big data techniques and powerful visualisations to offer policy relevant evidence on skills mismatch in Europe.
Nine hackathon teams agreed to participate in the seminar. They will work further on their initial proposals and present their upgraded prototype solutions in Thessaloniki, Greece on 18-19 September 2017.
The first day will be dedicated to presenting and discussing the solutions as they will stand. The following thematic working sessions will be organised:
- Skills mismatch analysis and indicators using several datasets;
- Big data analysis techniques and machine learning;
Cedefop and Eurostat, as well as experts in the above fields, will join the working sessions.
During the second day the teams will work ‘offline’ and reflect upon further potential developments of their solutions, under the assumption that time and necessary resources would be available. The event will conclude with a panel of representatives of Cedefop, Eurostat and various other DGs of the European Commission which will discuss the lessons learned and potential support for further development of the presented solutions (e.g. in terms of data provision).