Leading team: Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW)


This work package will analyze the matchability of datasets on different topical, technical and regional levels.  This will be done on the basis of the mapping of datasets (WP2), considering the general consistency issues elaborated in WP 3, and complemented by a qualitative survey with experts from European data providers. Existing legal, technical, financial and practical drawbacks regarding the matching of data as well as suggestions for improvements in this respect will be devised.

The main objectives are the setup, description and testing of basic requirements and common criteria for the matchability of data within and across countries, an evaluation of the availability of information and the underlying concepts in the different data sources, the elaboration of a revised version of indicators and variables to be surveyed on the basis of a trade-off between original requirements and feasibility as well as the technical process of matching the data.