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The Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) is the representative body of national informatics associations throughout greater Europe. Established in 1989 by 9 European informatics societies, CEPIS has since grown to represent IT professionals in 28 countries.

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What we do

Describing CEPIS: the network of european IT associations. 29 national IT societies, more than 200 thousand ICT professionals. Diversity: ensuring diversity and inclusion in the IT sector. Competence: promoting a competent IT profession and digital skills for all. Ethics: advocating for an accountable, ethical and committed IT workforce and a human-centric approach to Europe's digital transformation. Security: working towards a secure European digital environment. Representation: partnering with other national and EU-level stakeholders to make the voice of Europe's IT profession heard. Community: Providing members with a forum to exchange experience and consolidate the opinions of IT professionals accross Europe. Policy: influencing digital policies on EU level.

Our Mission

Pillar structure representing the CEPIS mission and values. Overarching CEPIS objective: promote best practice for IT professionals and users throughout Europe. First pillar: high standards for IT professionals. Second pillar: growing the pool of future IT professionals. Third pillar: digital competence for the workforce. Fourth pillar: IT good for Europe.

CEPIS aspires to promote best practice for IT professionals and users throughout Europe by

  • promoting high standards to further mature and promote IT professionalism;
  • building gender balance in IT industry and inspire more young people to pursue IT-related education and careers;
  • advocating for a digitally competent and skilled general workforce in support of employability and higher productivity;
  • advocating for the socially responsible adoption, secure, ethical, inclusive and environmentally friendly application of IT in Europe. 

Governance

Council

The Council, composed of representatives of all Member Societies, is the governing body of CEPIS. Meetings are held twice a year. The Council has ultimate control over CEPIS and its activities; it takes decisions regarding strategy, finance, projects and membership.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of a President and six Members of the Board. It is elected by the Council and provides general guidance for the organisation. The current composition of the Board is as follows:

  • President: Byron Nicolaides, Hellenic Professionals Informatics Society (HEPIS), Greece. Term of office: 2020 – 2023 (not eligible for re-election)
  • Members of the Board
    • Gillian Arnold, British Computer Society (BCS), United Kingdom. Term of office: 2020 – 2023 (eligible for re-election).
    • Ronald Bieber, Oesterreichische Computer Gesellschaft (OCG), Austria. Term of office: 2020 – 2023 (eligible for re-election).
    • Declan Brady, Irish Computer Society (ICS), Ireland. Term of office: 2019 – 2022 (not eligible for re-election).
    • Luis Fernandez-Sanz, Associazione Italiana per l’Informatica ed il Calcolo Automatico (AICA), Italy. Term of office: 2021 – 2024 (eligible for re-election).
    • Aida Omerovic, Den Norske Dataforening (DND), Norway. Term of office: 2021 – 2024 (eligible for re-election).
    • Kai Rannenberg, Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V (GI), Germany. Term of office: 2021 – 2025 ( not eligible for re-election).

You can find out more about CEPIS governance, goals and procedures in the CEPIS Constitution and Standing Orders.

Secretariat

Secretary General: Jakub Christoph
Membership and Communications Officer: Ulrik Lorck
Events and Policy Coordinator: Erika Gutmane



Rue des Colonies 11, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel.: +32 (0) 2 772 18 36 Email: info@cepis.org

Registration Details: Amsterdam, Nederland – Belgisch centrum van Werkzaamheden. Registration number: 0880.146.128.

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