CEPIS report identifies « e-Competences of European IT Professionals”

A new report published by The Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) examines the e-competences of 2000 IT professionals from 28 countries across Europe. The purpose of this research is to produce and assess an up-to-date picture of the actual digital competences of IT professionals across Europe today, using profiles recognised by the labour market and analysing them based on the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF).
Some of the key findings of the report show that only 21% of professionals had the e-competences to match their declared profile. While IT Manager is the most declared job profile, only 8% of those who exercise the function appear to have all e-competences required for the function.

Based on its research CEPIS puts forward the following conclusions and key recommendations:

1. The young talent that Europe needs is lacking – promoting the IT profession among young people is essential.

2. Continuous Professional Development needs to play a greater role and should be targeted to existing and anticipated e-competence gaps.

3. Career paths with defined training and education requirements are needed.

4. All countries urgently need to address the gender imbalance

5. The e-CF should be applied as a pan-European reference tool to categorise competences and identify competence gaps.

Download “Professional e-Competence in Europe; Identifying the e-Competences of European IT Professionals”

The first e-Jobs Observatory newsletter out!

The first e-Jobs Observatory newsletter has been launched today and will be sent on a monthly basis to all interested people. The newsletter informs about all activities related to research, training, qualifications, standards, certifications and employment in the field of e-Jobs in Europe.

The e-Jobs Observatory aims at fostering better interaction between key stakeholders, improving the employability of job seekers, reducing the e-skills shortages on the EU labour market, improving the quality of Vocational Education & Training (VET) in the field of e-Jobs and making VET more transparent and comparable at European level.

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Four new e-Jobs Observatory platform supporters

ANEI, the Spanish asociation for Internet companies, For Business Consulting from Italy, Grup patronal România Moldova from Romania and the French association for multimedia jobs (AME) joined recently the e-Jobs Observatory partner network.

The four new partners appear now in the « about » section of the site together with other supporters and they will acquire editorial rights which will allow them to share information on the platform and participate in the restricted collaborative working group of e-Jobs supporters.


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The e-Jobs Observatory gives now the oportunity to join the e-Jobs, e-Skills and e-Competences platform community and become partner of the e-Jobs Observatory.

By supporting e-Jobs, the logo of your organization will appear in the « about » section of the site together with other supporters. The organization will also acquire editorial rights which will allow to share information on the platform and participate in the restricted collaborative working group of e-Jobs supporters.

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The Importance of Developing e-Competences & ICT Professionalism

ICT experts from 22 European countries gathered in Malta to provide their valuable expertise on developing ICT professionalism & building e-competences in Europe.

Representatives from almost two dozen informatics associations, members of the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS), met to underline the importance of professionalism in IT and other key CEPIS strategic activities that help promote the development of the information society in Europe.

To get a real view of the actual competences held by ICT professionals in Europe today, CEPIS is conducting a pan-European Professional e-Competence project , which analyses the digital competences of ICT professionals and how they comply with labour market requirements. The research is conducted via a web questionnaire based on the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF), developed by the CEN (European Committee for Standardization) Workshop on ICT Skills and supported by the European Commission and the Council of Ministers.

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