In these days, the Veneto Region is launching its territorial pilot action, named “SVR-Community of Practice to overcome skill mismatch”.
Skill mismatch is the misalignment between the demand for specific skills and profiles by companies and the supply of human resources. The overall objective is to identify a new way to produce and implement social innovation practices at regional level, which aim to be co-created, based on open data and consistent with the framework of existing policies. This objective will be pursued through the establishment of an innovative Community of Practice of strategic actors from the 4-helix model. These actors will play a role of "generators" of innovative ideas and services on the specific theme of skill mismatch, in a cooperative and mutual-learning perspective and with shared responsibilities.
The first step for the implementation of the pilot action consists of structuring the Community. After the preliminary activities of stakeholder mapping, analysis and engagement, two focus groups will take place on 4th and 5th March 2020. The aim is to deepen the issue of mismatch at a regional level and explore possible shared strategies, so that the needs of the companies and workers - especially those at highest risk of social and economic exclusion - can meet each other more effectively. The first meeting will be dedicated to companies and labour market, while the second one will include social economy and VET providers.
The second initiative will be an Open Data Lab, with interactive activities during which participants not accustomed to working with the ODs will directly experiment and contextualize the use of data in their daily activities.