Selection of recent projects

Mapping of the capacities and competences of the labour market in Spain

The ISEAK Foundation, collaborates with COTEC Foundation to analyze the competences and capacities of the workers in the labour market of Spain. This project uses the new database of the European Commission called ESCO which allows to identify which competences and capacities are specifically associated to the different occupations in Europe. First of all, the study will identify the occupations that are actually booming and declining in Spain and with that information we will be allowed to know how the evolution of the competences and capacities is in the labour market and how to make a forecast of the employment in the future. Secondly, it will identify the groups at risk of labour exclusion, in other words, the ones that have the competences that are actually disappearing. Finally, it is proposed to design a retraining model for these groups at risk towards the emerging occupations with similar competences.

Comprehensive Evaluation of Active Employment Policies in Castilla y León

The ISEAK Foundation, together with the other partners of Redev (Afi, IVIE and KSNET), collaborates with AIReF and the Public Employment Service of Castilla y León in the comprehensive evaluation of four active employment policies implemented in recent years:

1) Subsidies for the relocation of people in declining sectors, such as mining and thermal power plants
2) Training courses for unemployed people oriented to the demand and needs of local companies
3) Integrated itinerary of orientation, training and job placement to align professional qualifications and improve the job placement capacity of unemployed people
4) Subsidies to non-profit institutions for hiring unemployed people

With the development of this project we intend to advance in the evaluation of procedures, monitoring and impact of these four programs of different nature executed by the Public Employment Service of Castilla y León. The large amount of economic resources allocated to the implementation and maintenance of these policies, together with the limited evidence of their effectiveness for the national territory, makes the integral evaluation of their follow-up, implementation and causal impact essential.

Diagnosis of the impact of Covid-19 in the tourism and commerce sectors in the Basque Country

Since March 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented situation, with very significant impacts on crucial sectors of the economy, such as the tourism and commerce sectors. In this context, ISEAK Foundation collaborates with the Department of Tourism, Commerce and Consumption of the Basque Government in the monitoring and evaluation of its impact. This collaboration covers two different aspects. The first one analyzes the impact on the labor market, which makes it possible to identify the profiles of the most affected people, as well as to identify those who manage to regain employment or who, on the contrary, face greater difficulties. The second one assesses the economic impact of Covid-19 in both sectors, as well as monitoring of public aid received by the affected companies.

Does the use of digital tools reduce inequality in school?

The objective of this project, which will be carried out within the COTEC Open Innovation Program #PIA2019, is to conduct an empirical analysis of inequality. It will analyze the use of digital tools by young people, as well as the teaching methodology in relation to the digital world. The results of this project are expected to inform policy-makers and the educational community about how student learning outcomes are affected by the use of digital tools and devices as part of the educational methodology in the classroom. Likewise, it will be shown if this impact can be uneven among students according to their socioeconomic level, origin or gender.