European Conference, Brussels, 24 January 2012: Towards a European Quality label for ICT industry training and certifications

At this important event European experts will discuss the ICT skills shortages and mismatches and how industry-based training and certification in ICT can become part of the solution to reduce ICT skills shortages and unemployment. This conference is organised in the context of the initiative launched by the European Commission on ICT industry training and certifications earlier in 2012. It will be a high profile, one-day event. On behalf of empirica and the European Commission we cordially invite you, hope to see you at the event, and encourage you to save that important date on your calendar. As we get closer to the date, more information on the event will be available on the dedicated website of the conference ( Here you can also find an online registration.

Solutions for achieving the much needed clarity and orientation support through the ICT education and training ‘jungle’ together with latest evidence on e-skills demand and supply developments and forecasts (2012 – 2020) will be presented. Leading stakeholders will present their views on the importance of e-skills and ICT industry-based training and certification in Europe. Possible interactions with employment agencies and recruitment / staffing industry will be shown.

A European e-Skills Quality label together with its criteria, processes and structures for ICT-based training and certification will be presented.  In addition a prototype of an online e-skills landscape service and support tool for ICT practitioners (helping them in developing targeted career strategies) and key stakeholders like human resources managers (helping them in their job placement, management and recruitment processes) will be demonstrated.

Conclusions, recommendations for actions and governance models will mark the end of the conference.

For further inquiries, please contact

empirica GmbH

Christiane Krupp:
Tobias Hüsing:
Werner B. Korte:

Tel.: +49 228 98530-0