A high level conference to launch the results of an EC project on the development and implementation of a pan-E-European IT Professional Framework will take place on Dec. 6th in Brussels. Building on the work of CEPIS to develop a framework for the IT Profession, the conference will discuss relevant developments to support national policy makers, business leaders and academics in order to initiate appropriate policy. Project results such as the creation of European Ethical Guidelines, and the implementation of activities in at least three European countries will be shared with attendees. The latest figures on the forecasted European digital skills gap will also be presented. CEPIS is a steering committee member and has led the work done on the European Ethical Guidelines, and will speak at this event.