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For Europe, a potential of more than 750,000 new ICT jobs until 2020

The demand for e-skills keeps growing at a tremendous pace. In 2020 the European labour market is projected to grow by more than 670,000 new jobs, but it could absorb another 756,000 ICT practitioners if only sufficient supply...

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e-Leadership - Digital Skills for SMEs: There is a job to do!– Latest figures and results from the European initiative

Innovative e-leadership positions in Europe are estimated to be around 620,000 in 2015. Demand is estimated to reach 776,000 in 2020. Europe requires up to 200,000 e-leaders by 2020, i.e. 40,000 per year. Without further action...

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Press release: Promoting e-Leadership Skills Scaling up and broadening our ambition for Europe

Europe requires up to 200,000 e-leaders by 2020, i.e. 40,000 per year. Without further action Europe will not be in a position to create this number. Building on previous efforts, a new initiative of the European Commission will...

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125th Euro Inf Label for Degree Programmes in the Field of Informatics / Computer Science awarded by ASIIN

At its September session 2014 the Accreditation Commission for Degree Programmes of ASIIN (one of the core team partners of the European e-Leadership Initiative (www.eskills-guide.eu) awarded its 125th Euro Inf Label for...

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First e-Competence Quality Label Awarded by EXIN to LPI

The LPI Linux Professional Certification Program has become the first to be awarded the e-Competence Quality Label. The Quality Label was officially handed out at the annual LPI EMEA meeting September 26th 2014 in Prague, Czech...

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Key Enabling Technologies Skills Initiative: Vision and Sectoral Pilot on Skills for Key Enabling Technologies

In January 2014, the European Commission has launched a dedicated initiative aiming to address the skills-related challenges in Key Enabling Technologies (KETs). The initiative focuses on the current and anticipated needs of...

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ICT Professionalism: Proposal for a pan-European Foundational ICT Body of Knowledge

Today the nature of the ICT jobs is changing. Technology is developing rapidly and this challenges our current, traditional ways of educating people. It is no longer enough to merely be a technical expert or specialist. The...

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What is the Impact of Globalisation on e-Skills?

A new report on the international dimension of ICT professionalism and the impact of globalisation on high-level e-skills requirements has just been published. The research found that off-shoring is no longer driven by cost...

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Workshop: SME requirements for e-leadership skills and development of new e-leadership programmes and courses for SMEs

Effective organisations of all sizes and stages of maturity are demanding e-leaders who are both business and ICT-savvy. For effective e-leadership, the skills required are seen as those which enable people with very strong ICT...

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What Are the e-Leadership Skills that SMEs Need?

There is a growing demand for e-leaders, namely leaders who are both business and ICT-savvy, to ensure that SMEs use ICT effectively. In order to address this demand, the EC has launched a European e-leadership initiative through...

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Ninth e-Leadership Cluster Event in Paris: France on its way to delivering skills for transforming the economy

When welcoming the around 150 participants at the ‘e-leadership for the Digital Economy’ event organised by the European Commission and CIGREF, Pascal Buffard, Chairman of CIGREF and Chairman of AXA Technology Services demanded...

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Eighth e-Leadership Cluster Event in Aarhus: Views from Denmark and the Nordic countries on new skills for business development and ICT in innovation

At the conference organised by the European Commission together with it-forum and it-Vest in Aarhus and attended by around 140 participants the chairperson Nils Olaya Fonstad, MIT Center for information System Research (CISR) in...

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Article: Developing e-Leaders: The Why, What and How

By Professor Sharm Manwani, Henley Business SchoolWhy is e-Leadership important?Are leaders born or made? This is an age-old question and leadership education relies on the latter being feasible, even if certain personal...

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2015 Erasmus+ Call and Programme Guide

The Erasmus+ Programme Guide for the 2015 General Call for Proposals was published in English on 06/10/2014, with further language versions to follow at the end of October. The Programme Guide provides detailed conditions for...

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e-Skills for Jobs 2014 Campaign

The e-Skills for Jobs 2014 campaign is a major cross sector, multi-stakeholder campaign from the European Commission, involving more than 650 organisations across Europe including companies, associations, education and training...

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e-Skills for Jobs 2014 Grand Event in Rome

The high level conference “e-Skills: Making a Career with Digital Technologies” is the second major event at European level for the awareness raising campaign on skills and jobs launched by the European Commission in 2014.

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Towards an online register of e-Leadership higher and executive education programmes in Europe

Developing and offering programmes of education to deliver e-leadership skills is the unquestioned prerogative of the continent’s institutions of higher and executive education.

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e-Leadership Master Class cycle on ‘Information Security Management’ launched

We are pleased to announce the start of the newly developed ‘Cyber Security Programme’ addressed to CISOs (Chief Information and Security Officers) as one of the target groups for e-leadership programmes. The programme will start...

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Insights on e-Leadership: video statements from past events

During the Regional Cluster Events, a diverse range of statements on e-Leadership were made. Representatives from industry and businesses like Dr. Thomas Endres from VOICE e.V., universities and business schools like Silvia...

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e-Leadership: Cluster Events scheduled in Paris and Wroclaw

Two regional cluster events are being prepared within the e-Leadership initiative focusing on the e-leadership needs of decision-makers, CIOs and ICT professionals. These leaders oversee portfolios of both well-defined and...

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This initiative was launched by the European Commission DG Enterprise and Industry in January 2013

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