ALBA in cooperation with the Information Society and Media DG of the European Commission organized on 26th of April, at Hotel Leopold in Brussels the first Policy Workshop on 'Employability of ICT Professionals, e-Skills and The Labour Market in the New Economy'. This workshop was organised in the framework of the Information Society Policy Link initiative and [email protected] project. This initiative is addressed to EU policy makers to ensure that results from European ICT research and other programmes provide greater leverage, both in implementing current policies and shaping priorities for the future. The main objectives of the workshop were to: Provide information to participants on current EU policy on these issues, present recent relevant results of RTD and Deployment IS projects, propose and discuss policy recommendations
Approximately 60 specialists and policy makers participated in the event. Representatives from DGs Information Society, ENTERPRISE, Education & Culture and Employment & social affairs exchanged their views with representatives from CEPIS, CEDEFOP, and several European Universities on the career potential of IT employees in Europe. They all agreed that the EC policy should focus on e-skills development and should promote the Human Resources Management culture in this special group of professionals.
The results of [email protected] survey will be officially announced at the end of June. The survey was conducted in 7 countries, while in Greece ALBA is responsible for data collection and analysis of the results.