September has seen a few changes in the CEPIS leadership. Declan Brady has been appointed by the Board to fill the post of Deputy President of CEPIS. Jakub Christoph has been appointed the new Secretary General.
In context of the large investments currently directed towards enabling the Digital Decade, the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition (DSJC) lists new funding opportunities under the Erasmus+ and Horizon Europe programmes for organisations seeking to kickstart their digital skills projects or find other relevant sources of funding.
The CEPIS DiversIT Charter is now featured on the Digital Skills and Jobs Platform, an initiative of the Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition. It features among other resources for upskilling and strengthening digital competences.
A Master in Artificial Intelligence for Public Services (AI4Gov) has been launched as a new higher education programme funded by the European Union, and developed by four leading European universities in the fields of digital, technology, and engineering science.
On 7-8 October 2021, the second ‘SELFIE Forum’ will take place, which will welcome school leaders, teachers, students, trainers, national coordinators, policy makers, researchers, practitioners and future potential users of the SELFIE tool.
143 artificial intelligence (AI) cases in the public sector are available as open data. The dataset consists of selected cases, taken from the public sector institutions in Europe, on adopting and implementing AI.
The European Commission has proposed to build a new Joint Cyber Unit to help tackle the rising number of serious cyber incidents impacting public services, as well as businesses and citizens across the EU.