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Report to IFIP General Assembly

Santiago, Chile, August 2006



  • 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

Governing body

Governing Body

  • 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)

    • Projects Officer

    • Administrative Assistant



  • 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

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

Current Status: Projects

  • Harmonise:

    • Review of Professional Certifications

  • e-Skills Forum:

    • To help develop forecasting frameworks for supply and demand projections for ICT professionals

Current status digital literacy challenge

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:

    • Professionalism

    • Practitioner Skills

    • Digital Literacy

    • Education/research

Current status publications

Current Status: Publications

  • Readership of “Upgrade” electronic technical journal continues to grow.

  • Significant input from CEPIS’ Upenet network.

  • Latest issue to be found at

  • Currently undertaking a review of publications and communications strategy.

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