The "Benchmarking e-skills Policies on Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships in Europe" study has been completed by empirica

It brings higher levels of transparency to the IT practitioner training and certification market and recommendations providing useful inspiration for policy makers, industry, social partners and other stakeholders.
The study included a stock-taking of multi-stakeholder partnerships for e-skills development and related policies, using the ENIR network (European Network for Information Society Research) of national correspondents from all EU27 Member States as well as Croatia, Iceland, Norway and Turkey.
The main objectives of the study launched by the European Commission’s DG Enterprise and Industry were to benchmark existing policies and initiatives in Europe on multi-stakeholder partnerships in the field of e-skills and to research and recommend appropriate legal, financial and institutional frameworks for the development of scalable and sustainable multi-stakeholder partnerships. The study has resulted in almost 20 good practice case studies, a benchmarking framework, and recommendations for policy action.
Jean-Noel Durvy, Director, Innovation Policy of the Enterprise and Industry Directorate-General at the European Commission describes this benchmarking study of multi-stakeholder partnerships for e-skills in Europe as the “first comprehensive overview of the topic, with detailed information and case-study evidence on existing schemes and developments. It also brings higher levels of transparency to the IT practitioner training and certification market, and the recommendations provide useful inspiration for policy makers, industry, social partners and other stakeholders.” The full report and the brochure present findings and conclusions from the study activities. Together with the Knowledge Base of best practice descriptions these are available in electronic format at: www.eskillspolicy-europe.org or via the Europa server at ec.europa.eu/enterprise/ict/policy/ict-skills/ict-skills_en.htm.