Presentation Title Here 30pt Arial. Report to IFIP General Assembly Santiago, Chile, August 2006. Background.
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CEPIS is a not-for-profit organisation seeking to improve and promote high standards among informatics professionals in recognition of the impact that informatics has on employment, business and society
CEPIS currently has 33 members
Details to be found at www.cepis.org
Council comprises nominated representatives of each full member society, and meets twice yearly
Day-to-day operations is responsibility of Executive Committee, comprising seven elected members
Three staff in Secretariat
Chief Executive (vacant)
Three main sources
Annual member subscriptions
Fees/Royalties from product sales through ECDL-F
CEC part-funding for projects
Approximately 75% derives from fees for
European Computer Driving Licence
International Computer Driving Licence
Current Status: Secretariat
Executive Committee decided to relocate CEPIS’ offices from Frankfurt to Brussels.
Intention to strengthen role in influencing European policies
CEPIS now has very suitable office in convenient part of Brussels
Current Status: Projects
Review of Professional Certifications
To help develop forecasting frameworks for supply and demand projections for ICT professionals
Current Status: Digital Literacy Challenge
Seminar co-sponsored with ECDL-F at St. George’s House, Windsor Castle, March ’06
Examined the “Digital Literacy Challenge”
Participants included senior representatives from industry, government, EC, professional bodies and academia.
Very well received.
Intend now to run series covering:
Current Status: Publications
Readership of “Upgrade” electronic technical journal continues to grow.
Significant input from CEPIS’ Upenet network.
Latest issue to be found at www.upgrade_cepis.org
Currently undertaking a review of publications and communications strategy.