- The dissemination event European e-Comptence Framework for ICT Users took place on 7 May. The event featured an overview of the background and development of the framework, details of how the framework is structured and how it can be applied, suggestions of tools that could stem from the framework, as well as recommendations for future actions.
CEN Brochure on European e-Comptence Framework 2.0 (pdf format)
CEN WS ICT Skills Business plan (pdf format) has been approved in July 2012
- Event agenda
- Presentations (morning session and afternoon session)
- Brochure European e-Competence Framework for ICT Users will be available soon (pdf format)
Draft CWAs for Public review
The final draft CWA 'European e-Competence Framework for ICT Users' has been under public review.
Draft CWA Part 1: European e-Competence Framework for ICT Users- Framework Contents
Draft CWA Part 2: European e-Competence Framework for ICT Users- User Guidelines
Draft CWA Part 3: European e-Competence Framework for ICT Users- Developement Guidelines
Technical body activities
CEN ICT Skills Workshop has the following ongoing projects:
- CWA 16052-2: 2013 ICT Certification in Europe has been published
- European e-Competence Framework 3.0 (see ecompetences.eu website)
- European e-Competence Framework for ICT Users
- The final report of ICT Professional profiles project has be published as CWA 16458 (pdf format) in May 2012.
The e-Competence Framework for ICT Users project aims to develop a simple conceptual framework to categorise and express ICT user e-competence, to various degrees of granularity, across several proficiency levels. The project will develop five commonly used ICT user e-competence areas with the assistance of project created framework development instructions, to allow for further elaboration and development of the framework. The project will also look to elaborate recommendations for possible framework tools for future development by third parties.
Relevant European policy intiatives
From its inception, the Workshop has contributed to the long-terme-Skills agenda of the European Commission (EC). Information on the EC's e-Skills policy initiatives is available from the DG ENTR e-Skills web pages.
CEN Workshop on ICT Skills aims to address e-Skills shortages, gaps and mismatches as well as a persistent digital divide that affects productivity growth, competitiveness, innovation, employment and social cohesion in Europe and supports the employment strategy for ICT, particularly the increase in highly qualified ICT labour and promotion of digital skills across workforce - flagship priorities of the EC Communication COMM(2012) 'Towards a job-rich recovery'(pdf format).
As ICT is developing rapidly, digital skills are increasingly becoming important and need to be constantly updated. In addition, the development of e-business is increasing in demand for individuals with creativity, innovation and higher-level conceptual skills.
This workshop brings together more than 25 relevant stakeholders from industry, human resources, academia and IT national associations from Europe, United States and Japan.
A European e-Competence Framework, a reference document of 36 ICT competences, has been developed in the framework of this workshop. More information is available on the web site of the project.