IT Professionalism Framework Launched During 6 December Conference

EC logoOn 6 December 2016, the European Commission launched the ‘European IT Professionalism Framework’ at a high-level conference in Brussels. The project was initiated under the by the European Commission’s Skills Agenda and implemented by Capgemini Consulting, EY and IDC. The Framework is a major milestone to mature the European IT profession. It helps employers in the development of IT professionals across Europe, whilst stimulating the mobility of employees and offering them tools to develop their careers. The benefits to organisations and society include practitioners having an adequate level of knowledge, providing a higher level of products and services, and abiding by professional standards and codes of ethics. The initiative not only focuses on the development of the Framework itself, but also encourages countries and organisations to start using it. The implementation has already begun in three countries and certain pan-EU activities have been initiated, such as the development of European Ethical Guidelines in conjunction with the CEPIS Ethics Special Interest Network. The conference shared results and discussed relevant developments to support national policy makers, business leaders and academics in initiating appropriate policy. Various speakers, including CEPIS Secretary General, Fiona Fanning, and CEPIS Ethics Special Interest Network Chair, Declan Brady, shared their thoughts on the most important developments pertaining to the European IT profession.