Newsletter 1 – 1. Project Presentation

Managing talent is rated top priority for business but SME, in particular small enterprises, don’t have HR departments or the experience and expertise to manage the process of recruiting and HR development or develop partnership to manage their gap.

NeMESI is conceived to promote policy learning and transfer processes across Europe in these policy areas: identication of skill needs through effective collaboration between sectors and improvement of the matching of skill supply and demand for the benefit of SMEs in the ICT sector and in the green economy.

Such processes encompass quality and effectiveness improvement of regional policies through active trans-regional cooperation around Europe. Moreover they support mutual learning on innovative policy measures and practices and their transfer into other regional systems, where feasible.

This is made possible due to the operation of a participatory action driven research worked out by project partners, the organization of 4 national EAWS workshops, 4 EU workshops, an open space conference, a website including a best practices database, an e-guide for SMEs and a steady dissemination campaign.

Main project objectives

The project aims at collecting and disseminating good practices in the area of identification of skills needs and skills matching through effective collaboration between sectors and at engaging stakeholders, included SMEs, in the process and encouraging SMEs to be more proactive on this issue.

These developments entail the participation and deliberative involvement by concerned stakeholders in the early phase of the project and this characterization leads us to propose that the effectiveness by which such exercises utilize sources of knowledge and provide them in user friendly forms —what we term their translation quality —should be adopted as a new criterion for their evaluation.

Core activities will be carried out by partners and services are contracted out only in the case they ask ability to stay abreast of technology and changes in the service; specialized expertise; economies of scale and market (i.e. development of the on line tools, evaluation, linkedin campaign, etc).


The project objectives are accomplished through several tasks, subject to a sundry and steady evaluation activity. Core activities of the project are:

  • A participatory needs assessment, engagement and mobilisation of stakeholders; this will be realized through the organisation of 4 national workshops;
  • Mapping and analysing best practices through a participatory process, and the development of an on line practical guide on how to identify skills mismatch and gap overcoming in the ICT and Green Economy Sectors. This can be considered as the most innovative and concerning initiative in the field and is achieved through the realization of an online Best Practices Database, fed by project partners, stakeholders and target group representatives;
  • Development and publication of an online mutual learning device;
  • Organisation of 4 EU workshops and an open space conference.
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