We have just received a request from the European Commission to disseminate the information below, concerning three open call for tenders related to e-skills.
1. Quality labels for training fostering e-skills for competitiveness and innovation
The goal of this service contract is to develop quality labels for industry-based training and certifications compatible with the European quality assurance reference framework for vocational education and training (EQAVET). The focus is on the acquisition and the development of e-skills for ICT practitioners taking into account the needs of small and medium sized enterprises (SME) in Europe1. A special interest will be put on cloud computing, green IT and cyber-security.
2. E-skills for Competitiveness and Innovation: vision, roadmap and foresight scenarios
The goals for this service contract are to understand better the evolution of the supply and demand of e-skills for competitiveness and innovation in Europe and to develop a shared and coherent vision to anticipate change and facilitate dialogue and cooperation between policy makers and relevant stakeholders at the EU and national levels. The ultimate goal is to reduce innovation skills shortages, gaps and mismatches in Europe .
3. European e-Skills Week
The objective of this service contract is to organise in 2012 the European e-Skills Week, a major awareness raising campaign in Europe to promote e-skills. It should offer the opportunity to present the achievements of the EU e-skills strategy and to provide a unique pan-European platform to promote experiences and best practices, foster cooperation and efficiently mobilise stakeholders.
Information concerning the calls for tenders are available here: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/newsroom/cf/newsbytheme.cfm?displayType=fo&foSubtype=t&lang=en&tpa_id=0
We would like to kindly ask you to disseminate this information to all those who might be interested.