Role of Standardisation in ICT Highlighted in Latest Edition of European Commission’s Rolling Plan on ICT Standardisation

European CommissionA ‘Rolling Plan on ICT Standardisation’ has been published by the European Commission, outlining developments in all aspects of ICT standardisation, including skills, cybersecurity, and green ICT.

The 2018 edition of the plan is the latest update to an annually refreshed plan, and now includes chapters on blockchain and regulatory technology. The plan highlights the links between ICT standardisation activities and EU legislation and was developed with the input of members of a Multi-Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardisation, which includes stakeholders in the area.

As part of the plan, the e-Competence Framework is mentioned as providing, “an efficient and broadly accepted common European language about knowledge, skills and competences of the ICT professional workforce.

CEPIS and ITPE strongly support efforts to promote professionalism in ICT, including the e-Competence Framework, and highlight the important role that standardisation and certifications have in fostering professionalism in the sector.

The full rolling plan and an executive summary can be found on the website of the European Commission.