Organisation of the workshop entitled "European frameworks of ICT professional competences: experiences and projects" on June 7thEVENTS | 12-06-2017 16:17
Implementation of the APPSkil project is advancing on the basis of an updated work plan, taking into account the recent development at EU level. Consortium members undertake actions and exploit existing opportunities aiming at joining forces with the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition (DSJC) that brings together Member States, companies, social partners, non-profit organisations and education providers, who take action to tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe. Collaboration in the context of National Coalitions, instead of the implementation of activities targeting the creation of an EU ICT Skills Council, has been set as a priority by consortium members, and thus partners are undertaking actions to actively disseminating the APPSkil outcomes and results in this updated framework.
In this context, the Asociación de Técnicos de Informática (ATI), the most active and influential IT professionals association existing in Spain, co-organised the workshop entitled "European frameworks of ICT professional competences: experiences and projects" that took place on June 7 2017. Taking into account the current and future needs of ICT professionals that are well-known in Europe, European institutions are promoting frameworks of competences aiming to facilitate mobility of ICT professionals in the EU. APPSkil project outcome and results are in line with this trend and ATI had the opportunity to disseminate the project’s practical results targeting specifically the app mobile developers’ skills and competences.
Moreover, on June 5, 2017 ATI attended the “Follow-up meeting: Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition”. During the meeting, Ms Katarzyna Koziol as representative from DIGITALEUROPE and Coordinator of Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition in EU presented the initiative, and AEMETIC (Spanish Coalition) explained the main national priorities to the national stakeholders. Representatives of the public administration, trade unions, companies, such as Google, Accenture and Eulen, as well as universities attended the meeting. ATI exploited this opportunity to present the Appskil project objectives and results.