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Disruptive Technologies Supporting Labour Market Decision Making


The HECAT Project (Disruptive Technologies Supporting Labour Market Decision Making) is a research consortium brought together to achieve the mammoth task of developing an ethical algorithmic based platform to assist Public Employment Services (PES) and Unemployed people in making informed, transparent and integrated decisions.

The research aims to use sociologically and anthropological insight into unemployment and the labour market to guide technical developers of the back-end algorithms and front-end user interface with the objective of creating an ethical and equal platform. Consortium partners are drawn from AHSS and STEM disciplines, academics, NGOs and PES.

Meet Our Team

Our project brings together 9 partners from 6 different European countries, coordinated by South East Technological University, Waterford, Ireland.

We are driven by a commitment to European values

We respect the dignity and human rights of the unemployed, aiming to build this algorithm with their help and guidance.

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The HECAT Project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research & innovation programme under grant agreement No 870702