- The next workshop plenary will take place in Brussels on 12 December 2013
- CEN has created a new project committee CEN/TC 428- Professions for ICT
- CEN event- European standards for Digital Skills, 27 June 2013
- 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. Morning session presentations & afternoon session presentation (pdf format)
Technical body activities
CEN ICT Skills Workshop has the following ongoing projects:
- The final report of European e-Competence Framework for ICT Users project is now published as
CWA 16624-1:2013 e-Competence Framework for ICT Users- Part 1: Framework Content
CWA 16624-2:2013 e-Competence Framework for ICT Users- Part 2: User Guidelines
CWA 16624-3:2013 e-Competence Framwork for ICT Users- Part 3: Development Guidelines
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.
Draft CWAs for Public review
Relevant European policy intiatives
From its inception, the Workshop has contributed to the long-term e-Skills agenda of the European Commission (EC). Information on the EC's e-Skills policy initiative 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.