ITPE Members Exchange Views on e-CF in Practice

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On 5 October, approximately 20 members of the IT Professionalism Europe network gathered in Brussels for a roundtable discussion on the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) in practice. The event brought together key stakeholders from the European Commission, industry, non-governmental organisations, and academia for an exchange of experience of using the e-CF, and to discuss challenges and potential ways of cooperation to further the cause of IT professionalism.

The event was opened by Luis Fernandez of the CEPIS Board of Directors. After a short update on recent ITPE activities, André Richier from the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market and Industry presented the Commission's agenda on IT professionalism. Mr Richier stressed that ICT Professionalism consists of the four building blocks: a body of knowledge, a competence framework, education and training, and a code of professional ethics, each of which are very important. He also informed event participants about development of e-CF 4.0 and invited them to get involved in the process. Mr Richier's presentation was followed by Mary Cleary, Chair of the CEN Workshop on ICT Skills, who gave an update on CEN and TC428 to the participants. Then, the event opened up to presentations of other participants and a roundtable discussion on thoughts and experiences with the e-CF as well as next steps in promoting the IT professionalism agenda. More information about the event is available soon on the ITPE website.