e-Competence Framework (e-CF)

The European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) was developed through a process of collaboration between experts and stakeholders from many different countries under the umbrella of the CEN ICT Skills Workshop and is now maintained by the CEN Technical Committee (TC) 428 “ICT Professionalism and digital competencies”.

The e-CF provides a common language to describe the competencies, skills and knowledge requirements of ICT professionals and organisations at five proficiency levels. It is designed to meet the needs of individuals, businesses, and other organisations in both the public and private sector.

Good Practice Information

Website link
Skills Intelligence publication url
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Start date
End date
Digital skill level
Digital Expert
Type of initiative
EU institutional initiative
Geographic Scope - Country
European Union
Digital technology / specialisation
Digital skills
Target audience
Digital skills for the labour force.
Industry - Field of Education and Training
Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) not further defined
Type of Funding
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