Save the date: 26 November – online event on Gender equality in the IT workplace

Join us on 26 November 2021 online from 10:00 to 12:30 CET at our event entitled “Gender equality in the IT workplace: breaking down the barriers”. The event will focus on the practical aspects of reducing the gender gap in IT professions, such as the benefits of diverse teams for businesses, improving company culture, (the importance of) unconscious bias training, and best practices in recruitment to increase the rate of female applicants for tech roles. 

Vodafone launches new digital skills initiative

Vodafone Romania has launched the ‘School of the Future’ programme, developed to help children adapt to the evolving digital society. The programme is based on the European DigComp methodological principles, and seeks to improve the digital skills of children between the ages of six and twelve.

Commission presents a ‘Path to the Digital Decade’

At the annual State of the Union address on 15 September, the European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, proposed a new Path to the Digital Decade, which will comprise a concrete plan to achieve the digital transformation of the European economy by 2030. The proposed ‘Path’ will set up a governance framework to reach the 2030 Digital Decade targets at EU level and identify and implement large-scale digital projects.

Join IFIP 60th Anniversary Events

To celebrate its 60th anniversary, the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) is putting together a series of 10 panels on the Future of Information Processing. The events feature members and associates of IFIP and showcase the interesting and impressive work they do. Events in the series consist of four or five panelists and a moderator presenting for an hour and fifteen minutes, and will run until 6 December 2021. 

2021 Cybersecurity Month has kicked off

This year’s European Cybersecurity Month (ECSM) has begun and will run throughout October. The 2021 themes include ‘Cyber first aid’ and ‘Be cyber-secure at home’ and will provide the context for a range of events across Europe linked to promoting cybersecurity.

New appointments at CEPIS

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.

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