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1 European e-Competence Framework 1.0 A common European framework for ICT Professionals in all industry sectors

2 2 Summary  European e-Competence Framework - an overview  Multistakeholder cooperation  e-CF aims and benefits  Framework underpinning methodology  e-competence examples  User guidelines and e-CF application examples  Links to further information

3 3 European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) – overview  The result of two-years activity from e-Skills multistakeholder, ICT and human resources experts' work  A common European reference for ICT Professionals –32 ICT practitioner and manager competences in 5 e-Competence areas, –Competences defined at 5 e-Competence levels, related to the EQF (European Qualifications Framework) levels 3-8  For: ICT user and supply companies, the public sector, educational and social partners across Europe  Accompanied by user guidelines for framework application  Framework development context: CEN / ISSS workshop on ICT skills – 2008

4 4 European ICT multistakeholder cooperation on multiple levels  Framework development in the context of the CEN/ ISSS Workshop on ICT skills ( ) –CEN / ISSS Workshop community –National framework stakeholders from EU member states –Expert working group combining practical business know-how from HR and ICT management –Supported by a large number of ICT sector players contributing to the ongoing framework development – Supported by the European Commission and the Council of Ministers See: Stakeholders involved

5 5 e-CF aims and benefits  Internationally shared HR management and planning tool for ICT Industry (both vendor and user companies, large companies and SME‘s )  A common reference point between existing ICT competence frameworks like CIGREF, AITTS, SFIA, adding value with a European dimension  a neutral, cross-national communication, cooperation and benchmarking tool for the ICT industry, public sectors, training bodies, certification institutions and individuals  positioning European ICT competence in the global market  A Europe-wide working tool for: –ICT practitioners and managers with clear guidelines for their competence development –HR managers with inputs to anticipate, plan and develop competence needs –Higher Education, Vocational Training and Certification Providers, enabling effective planning and design of ICT curricula Ability to develop, manage and plan ICT practitioner and manager competences that will be needed in a long term perspective across Europe

6 6 Framework underpinning methodology  Based on a shared understanding of competence  5 e-Competence levels related to the EQF  Framework structured from 4 dimensions: Dimension 1: 5 e-CF areasDimension 3: 5 e-CF levels Dimension 2: 32 competences Dimension 4: knowledge & skills Competence: a demonstrated ability to apply knowledge, skills and attitudes for achieving observable results

7 7 European e-Competence Framework 1.0 structure  A shared reference framework structured from 4 dimensions Dimension 1 5 e-Competence areas, derived from the ICT business processes PLAN - BUILD - RUN - ENABLE - MANAGE Dimension 2 A set of reference e-Competences for each area, with a generic description for each competence. 32 competences identified in total provide the European generic reference definitions of the framework. Dimension 3 Proficiency levels of each e-Competence provide European reference level specifications on e-Competence levels e-1 to e-5, which are related to EQF levels 3-8. Dimension 4 Knowledge and skills related to the e-Competences are indicated as optional framework components for inspiration. They are not intended to be exhaustive.

8 8 e-CF 1.0 overview

9 9 e-Competence examples

10 10 User guidelines  An e-CF accompanying guide supports understanding, adoption and use of the framework –explaining the overall context, background and aims –explaining main principles and methodological choices –enabling ICT stakeholders across Europe to adopt, apply and use the e-CF in their environment, e.g.

11 11 e.g. (1) e-CF 4 dimensions‘ use in companies/ ICT organisations

12 12 e.g. (2) Addressing competence demand and qualification supply

13 13 To summarise.. e-CF is:  A competence framework focusing on competences as needed and applied on the workplace (It is not a qualifications framework.)  A European benchmark from ICT business employers perspective  A bridge and a shorthand  ICT Competence currency increasing transparency and mobility on the European labour market... Which can be used  In many ways, depending on ICT sector players‘ perspective  With user guidelines for framework application - providing hints and ideas

14 14 Links to further information European e-Competence Framework website: Digital publications available via  European e-Competence Framework 1.0  User guidelines for the application of the European e-Competence Framework  e-CF executive overview and information flyer (3 pages) The European e-Competence Framework and accompanying user guidelines have been published by CEN as CEN Workshop Agreement (CWA) and in December The CWA can be downloaded from the CEN website


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