LMI-EUniv ERASMUS+ KA2 PROJECT. Innovating the use of Labour Market Intelligence within European Universities

LMI-EUniv is an Erasmus+ project that aims to explore and understand how are European Universities using labour market information and labour market intelligence in the planning and delivery of their provision and how can this be improved.

LMI is critical for understanding the new challenges on the labour market. Having access to a comprehensive and detailed view of the labour market on a local, regional, national and European level is vital for the relevance of their curriculum, the ability to attract students, ability to maintain or gain a competitive advantage. Up-to-date labour market intelligence is also critical to better meet the learning needs of students and reduce skills mismatches.

The partnership composed by members of the EN RLMM has identified the main LMI sources and has developed a set of tools that will help to improve the use of LMI in European universities.

Visit the project website at https://lmi-euniv.eu/

Start date: 28 February 2022, finish date: 27 April 2024


In the framework of the project, the partnership has worked together to develop the following tools which will be useful for Universities across Europe, policymakers in national and regional governments, community of labour market intelligence experts in Europe, students and prospective students, employers and regional development agencies.

Map of essential LMI sources

The project has delivered 19 country fiches (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden) providing information concerning the essential LMI sources at national level with a particular focus on LMI sources used by HEI.

A Consolidated Report and an Executive Summary for Policy Audience have also been developed.

Study on how HEI in Europe are using LMI

The project has explored how Universities are using LMI by conducting an online survey in 19 EU countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain and Sweden). The results include a Country Practices Report, an online dashboard with infographics and an Executive Summary for Policy Audience.

Training course

The insights and findings from all project activities were combined into a comprehensive Training Course for University Staff. The online training is structured in 5 modules:

  • Mapping the LMI sources and resources in HEIs
  • How HEIs can use LMI to analyse skills supply and demand
  • The role of LMI in HEIs strategic planning and decision
  • LMI capabilities for employability
  • Shaping the future resources of LMI

The courses are designed as self-learning courses and can be accessed here: https://lmi-euniv.eu/results/  

LMI- Hub

The LMI-Hub is an original platform designed for the Higher Education Institutions. It contains valuable LMI sources and information at the European level identified in the different stages of the project. Access to LMI-Hub is freely available since it represents a valuable source of information both for HEI (at the strategic level – to develop more congruent curricula with labour market needs) and for teachers to better calibrate their lessons. https://lmi-euniv.eu/lmi-euniv-hub/


The project’s website (https://lmi-euniv.eu/) main purposes are to continually make the resources available after the funding period, to provide an overview and download hub for all the developed resources, to provide users with user guidelines regarding the LMI-EUniv resources and if these don’t suffice, to provide users with the contact information.


The article “Innovating the Use of LMI in European Universities” published within the Erasmus+ project LMI-EUniv is available here: https://sciendo.com/article/10.2478/eras-2024-0005

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