Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS)

Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS)

In order to boost the IT Profession and help address the skills shortages and mismatches as well as the other challenges facing the IT Profession, CEPIS is pledging to launch at the end of November 2016 IT Professionalism Europe (ITPE),a network of organisations who commit to furthering IT professionalism in Europe. It promotes best practice in managing IT staff to companies and highlights the need to implement pragmatic solutions for the advancement of IT professionalism, in order to drive its development in a responsible manner. It ensures that its members get the latest insights on the benefits and challenges that various tools, such as the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF), can provide in managing IT staff. CEPIS is pledging to gather 50 organisations in this network by the end of 2018.

Last update: 26/06/2019
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Pledge Category

Digital skills for ICT professionals

Pledge's geographical scope

Time period

Start date: 25/11/2016
End date: 31/12/2018

Other Pledge details

Public Funding: NO
This initiative is funded by CEPIS.

Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS)

CEPIS is a non-profit organisation seeking to improve and promote a high standard among informatics professionals in recognition of the impact that Informatics has on employment, business and society.

Qualitative Impact

ITPE will promote best practice in IT professionalism to:
• Employers of IT staff - public and private sector organisations with an IT function;
• Service providers - organisations which offer products and/or services related to the development and support of IT professionalism in the workplace;
• Stakeholders - organisations an interest in IT professionalism such as standards bodies, education partners, and government agencies.
ITPE will serve as a forum to exchange ideas and better understand the challenges and opportunities faced by the IT profession in Europe today.

ITPE will promote the uptake of the e-CF to employers through holding national e-CF briefings.

ITPE will provide relevant information to employers on the practical aspects of implementing the professionalism framework.

Quantitative Impact

Indicator Description Target Status
Other (organisations gathered in the network) Large organisations and SMEs involved in IT Professionalism Europe (ITPE) 50 97

Pledge progress

Evidence about progress

The launch of IT Professionalism Europe - a network promoting best practice in managing IT Staff:

ITPE Members Explain Why They Have Joined ITPE:

e-CF Briefing Series: Malta

e-CF Briefing Series: Greece

e-CF in Practice: Roundtable Discussion

e-CF Briefing Series: Denmark

e-CF Briefing Series: Brussels

e-CF Briefing Series: Warsaw

e-CF Training Pilot: Malta

e-CF Briefing in Paris v

'IT Professionalism: Moving Forward' Event

ITPE Digital Competence Expert Group Meeting held on October 24 in Brussels

ITPE Professional Ethics Expert Group Meeting held on January 30, 2019 in Brussels


Secretary General, Austeja Trinkunaite, interview on IT professionalism

ITPE interview: Jutta Breyer, e-Competence Framework update project leader

ITPE interview: Floor Scheffer presents the e-CF based competence framework at Tata Steel

ITPE interview: e-CF’s main benefit is providing a common language for recruiters and practitioners, says Maurice Willemssen

ITPE interview: Martine de Groot Grosman describes her company’s experience with implementing the e-CF


To join ITPE


Milestone name Completion date Status
Public Launch the network 25/11/2016 Completed
Conduct national briefings on the e-CF 31/12/2018 Completed
Create promotional material for ITPE and the various elements of IT professionalism 31/12/2018 Completed
Consider additional practice support to help employers use the e-CF and other pillars of the framework for IT Professionalism 31/12/2018 Completed

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