Title: 562364-EPP-1-2015-1-IT-EPPKA2-SSA “eCF Alliance”
Leading institution: Fondazione Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Participating countries: Bulgaria, Italy, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands
Duration: 01.11.2015 – 31.10.2018
Summary: The eCF (European eCompetence Framework) Council aims to create a transnational partnership between the major players responsible for IT professionals’ enhancement, namely employers, professional associations, social partners, vocational education and training (VET) providers, higher education, research centres, regulatory bodies, and SMEs, across Europe. This, in response to the critical mismatch between ICT skills demand and offer that Europe is suffering both in terms of trainings and geographical distribution of the required competences against the positions available.
During three years, the eCF Council project partnership will build the eCF Alliance, a stable network of reference stakeholders in the ICT sector whose goal is to foster ICT professionalism at the European and international level.
The development of recognised and joint ICT VET programmes and certifications based on the new ICT competence standard eCF and the ESCO IT occupations, will be the initial and concrete objective of the eCF Council around which establishing the network.
Main objectives:
– Developing a common reference scheme for joint qualifications and assessment, according to the ESCO IT occupations;
– Fostering social dialogue to find common sectorial agreements and job matching approaches between workers and enterprises benefitting from the shared tools settled;
– Establishing governance mechanisms based on continuous improvement and quality label.
Main outcomes of the eCF Alliance:
The eCF Alliance will implement about 15 e-competences from the eCF into learning units; design and implement a joint vocational qualification based on ESCO IT occupations by pilot blended/ local/ transnational joint training actions; develop ESCO/ eCF-based competence certifications.
Such pilot initiatives will address at least 120 IT professionals/ workers.
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Presentation-eCF Alliance

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