Developing an Adoption Strategy for the e-CF: Developing a Living Ecosystem

This is the second in a series of articles on developing an adoption strategy for the e-CF. In the first article detailed phases in the use of the e-CF, types of standards and their benefits for different types of users. In this article, Marleen Hartmann, Nienke Korsten, Roland Drijver and Bramjan Mulder describe how the e-CF ecosystem could be designed and how adequate differentiation and typing could be implemented. They use a layered concept that puts relations between stakeholder groups at the centre.

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Half a Million ICT Jobs Will Still Be Vacant by 2020

A conference on "High-Tech and Leadership Skills for Europe" took place in Brussels on 26 January. It provided attendees with the latest estimated figures regarding the gap between supply and demand for IT professionals in Europe by 2020. It also highlighted the need for Europe to nurture leadership skills so that companies can make the most of new digital technologies.

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New European Framework Launched to Strengthen IT Professionalism

To further nurture European IT professionalism, the European Commission launched an initiative in September 2015 to develop a ‘European IT Professionalism Framework’. The project was implemented by Capgemini Consulting, EY and IDC. On 6 December 2016 the framework was officially launched at a high-level conference in Brussels. The conference highlighted the need to further develop the IT profession in the face of invariably rapid changes imposed by digital transformation. Project results and relevant developments were shared and discussed with a view to supporting national policy makers, business leaders and academics in initiating appropriate policy

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European Commission Launches Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

On 1 December 2016, the European Commission launched the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. Its main goal is to diminish the digital skills gap, thus boosting economy and helping Europeans improve their daily lives and careers. The European Commission is inviting all stakeholders to join the Coalition and take action to reduce the digital skills gaps in Europe.

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European Network Launched to Boost IT Professionalism and Digital Skills

Employers, service providers and many others focused on IT committed today to foster IT professionalism in Europe and bridge the digital skills gap to empower European business and society. Through the IT Professionalism Europe (ITPE) network launched by the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS), they agreed to work together to highlight the urgent need to improve IT professionalism, to ensure Europe benefits from the digital revolution.

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European e-Competence Framework Briefing in Greece

On 11 November 2016, CEPIS and the Hellenic Professional Informatics Society (HePIS) organised a European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) briefing in Athens, Greece, as part of the IT Professionalism Europe (ITPE) series of events on the e-CF. The event gathered 20 representatives from industry, such as Microsoft, ActionAid Hellas, Career Builder and Ulysses Systems.

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