Digital skills, privacy and UNESCO policy initiatives approved by CEPIS Council


On 11 May 2019, CEPIS Council approved a number of policy initiatives led or supported by CEPIS working groups. First, the Council adopted the CEPIS Comments on EU funding 2021-2027 for Digital Skills, produced by the Digital Skills Policy task force. The paper highlights the most prominent challenges and provides recommendations on EU funding for digital skills in the context of the Multi-annual Financial Framework 2021-2027. 

The Council also approved CEPIS signing the letter to EU Commissioners regarding the EU regulation 2015/2120 expressing concern on Deep Packet Inspection, proposed by the CEPIS Legal and Security Issues SIN.

Another document approved was the draft of the Rome Declaration produced by the Informatics4All coalition, of which CEPIS is a member. The declaration calls on stakeholders on all levels to include the principles of informatics in school curricula.

Finally, the Council took the decision to express CEPIS’s support to the UNESCO Paris Call for software source code as heritage for sustainable development by joining the signatories of the Call.