Newsletter N.5

Notes from Paolo Vercesi, eCF Alliance project coordinator

Our eCF Council experience is entering its ending phase. Our main challenge at this point of the project is to ensure that our experience is replicable, scalable and sustainable in the next years.

Third eCF Council transnational meeting

On 21 and 22 March, all partners of the eCF Alliance project got together in Bloemendaal, the Netherlands, hosted by bITa Center. All partners got the chance to update the consortium on their progress in implementing their responsibilities towards the project, and discuss the way forward. 

WP4: Where we are and what is next

The partnership has completed the transposition of fifteen e-CF competences into Learning Units. The next step is the validation of a common procedure for finalising the ECVET point allocation to each e-competence at a given proficiency level.

Updates on the National Workshops

The eCF Alliance dissemination activities include the organisation of a number of national workshops, where relevant national stakeholders are gathered and introduced to the project.

Spanish testing pilot course

The three Spanish partners, UAH, DG “Formacion Comunidad de Madrid and CCOO Servicios organised a testing pilot course which ran from 31 October 2017 to 18 January 2018. 

The eCF Alliance achieves outstanding outreach in Bulgaria

The eCF Alliance was presented at several conferences, workshops, roundtables and seminars and,as a results, attracted a lot of attention in Bulgaria.

How digital is the European Union?

The results of DESI 2018 are available. The Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) is a composite index that summarises relevant indicators on Europe’s digital performance and tracks the evolution of EU member states in digital competitiveness.

A Revised Europass Framework 

The new, updated Europass will ensure a better understanding and more interoperability of skills and qualifications for job seekers and employers.

New sector skills alliance to deliver VET programmes to data science and IoT professionals 

The SEnDIng project aims to address the skills’ gap of Data Scientists and Internet of Things professionals and provide them with knowledge, skills and competences that meet the labor market needs. 

Supporting digital skills development in SMEs in Europe

Supporting specialised skills development: Big Data, Internet of Things (IoT) and cybersecurity for SMEs is a two-year initiative, initiated by the European Commission and managed by a consortium of Capgemini Consulting, Technopolis Group and the European DIGITAL SME Alliance. 

Burgas is chosen as Bulgaria technological city of the year

The awards for achievements in innovation, high technology and the outsourcing of the Bulgarian Outsourcing Association (BOA) and the Bulgarian Association of Software Companies (BASSCOM) were awarded for the third time at an official ceremony at the International Hotel in Varna.  . 

Digital Assembly

When: 25-26 June 2018

Where: Sofia, Bulgaria

Info: https://bit.ly/2ENVMFz

 

European Innovation Scoreboard - Launch event

When: 25 June 2018

Where: Brussels, Belgium

Info: https://bit.ly/2JY4aUK

   Save the Date   

European Week of Regions and Cities

When: 8-11 October 2018

Where: Brussels, Belgium

Info:  https://bit.ly/2t9T4Wk

 

EU Code Week 2018

When: 6-21 October 2018

Where: All EU

Info: http://codeweek.eu/