The eCF Council Project is moving forward
By releasing the first set of eCompetence Learning Units, an important step forward for the project has been made. Six e-Competences Qualification Profiles have been translated into Learning Unit sets.
21 June 2017
Full-scale version of ESCO coming soon
The European Commission is now preparing the release of ESCO v1, expected for mid-2017. To ensure that ESCO continues being fit for purpose after its release in 2013, the Commission services have developed a continuous improving process which includes several steps, methods and actors.
20 June 2017
Practical implementation of e-CF and other factors for boosting ICT professionalism in Europe Revision of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) adopted by the Council
On 24 May the Education, Youth, Culture and Sport Council has published its "Recommendation on the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning and repealing the Recommendation of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2008 on the establishment of the European Qualifications Framework for lifelong learning".
19 June 2017
The second partners' transnational meeting took place successfully in Spain
On 7 – 9 June, all partners of the eCF Council got together at the polytechnic campus of the University of Alcalá, Spain, for the second eCF partners transnational meeting.
20 June 2017
How Digital are EU Member States?
In March the European Commission released the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) 2017, a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU Member States (MSs) in digital competitiveness yearly.
16 June 2017
IT Professionals Day to take place on 27 April
IT Professionals Day is a dedicated day which celebrates the role and contribution that IT professionals play in advancing business and society. This day helps professionals realise their value and consider their own professional development. It also provides the opportunity for stakeholders to discuss relevant issues and for industry leaders to speak about global trends in the sector.
14 February 2017
Notes from Paolo Vercesi, eCF Council project coordinator
Our first project year has passed by. First, let’s thank the partnership and EACEA for their cooperative support.
During the first Transnational Meeting – held in Sofia in June 2016 – our partnership discussed the first two main project outcomes: the definition of the ICT professional Transnational Frame and of a Reference Scheme for ICT-related VET. Part of the Meeting focused on planning the next step: develop two Learning Units sets made of the 15 eCF e-competences identified as most relevant by 100 stakeholders surveyed at the beginning of the project.
16 December 2016
Practical implementation of e-CF and other factors for boosting ICT professionalism in Europe
Together with building consensus on a comprehensive and consistent ICT professionalism framework, the efforts of the eCF Alliance focus on practical testing of correlations between e-competences, vocational qualification systems, certification paths and content from the point of view of training providers.
15 December 2016
European IT Professionalism Framework launched in Brussels
On 6 December 2016, the European IT Professionalism Framework was launched during the IT Professionalism conference in Brussels. There is broad consensus about the crucial importance of e-skills for Europe given the e-skills shortages, gaps and mismatches that have a continuing negative effect on achieving further growth, competitiveness, innovation and employment in Europe.
14 December 2016
e-Competence Qualification Profiles
In the beginning of July the partners of the eCF Alliance delivered the β-version of a Reference Scheme for ICT Related Vocational Qualifications, based on the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) 3.0. EXIN was in the lead of this work package, with great support from the other partners in the project.
12 December 2016