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Finnish Skills data space group uniting ecosystems at the national level 

The Finnish Skills data space group aims to clarify Finland’s position on European skills data space developments and bring together Finnish organisations that want to build a skills data space – a human-centric approach involving data, work and learning.  

The participants in the skills data space ecosystem get together monthly. 

Working group information 


  • Knowledge and information flow and new beginnings in skills data
  • Comment on the international network 
  • Include at least one Finnish use case in the next EU skills data call 

Group co-leads 

  • Anu Passi-Rauste, Headai 
  • Mikko Sierla, Vastuu Group  

Working Group Members (expanding)

Claned, CSC, Digivision, Eduix, Headai, The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, The Ministry of Education and Culture, Mtech, MyData Global, Nokia, Redicom, Sitra, Suomen kasvukäytävä, Tampere Universities, Technology Industries of Finland, TIEKE Finnish Information Society Development Centre, Vastuu Group, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

Requirements for Membership

  • Attend dedicated meetings 
  • Contribute to the Domain Working Group (DWG) 
  • Experience of data initiatives 
  • An open, collaborative approach
  • Respect confidentiality 

Group meetings take place once a month. 

Pioneering ecosystem work since 2019 

The European Strategy for Data calls for a common EU skills data space. To bolster EU competitiveness, the strategy identifies the need for high-quality data for qualifications, learning opportunities, jobs and the skill sets among EU citizens. 

Since 2019, Finland has been active in advocating the human-centric MyData approach in the management of personal data.  

This short video explains what a human-centric future of work and skills could be like for individuals under the MyData approach. Read more and join the ecosystem here

Towards European skills data space

The wide-ranging collaboration with different actors has created a strong basis for common European-wide models.

Three Finnish-based organisations – Vastuu, Headai and Mydata Global – are part of the consortium called DS4Skills, which is creating a human-centric and trusted ecosystem to share and access skills data.

DS4Skills prepares the ground for the future deployment of the first ever European Data Space for Skills that will provide practical benefits to organisations and individuals in the digital age.

As an outcome of the project, the Data Space for Skills Blueprint has been published.