The project “Women4IT” is now in the recruitment phase since July 2020 and will continue until December 2020. The Irish Computer Society and other partners are hosting several webinars to showcase the project and to get participants and employers involved.
The German Informatics Society is directing a consortium project “Feasibility of Testing and Auditing of AI-based Systems”. The aim is to develop recommendations for improving auditability and controllability of AI-systems for Germany’s Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.
The British Computer Society (BCS) has released a set of guidelines for UK tech companies to follow in light of a recent ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) that has declared the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement invalid.
National Digital Skills and Jobs Coalitions from 8 European countries have been selected to receive funding from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) funding mechanism. The grant totals more than €900.000, which can be used to upgrade the Coalitions’ web presence and connect to the European Platform for Digital Skills and Jobs.
The John von Neumann Computer Society (NJSZT), together with the Hungarian Government and the local municipality, are organising this year’s Central-European Olympiad of Informatics (CEOI) in Nagykanizsa, from 23 – 29 August 2020.
Six job profiles have been selected and trainings for those positions will start in September 2020. An online employability profiling tool has been designed in order to help the women involved in the project to be directed towards the best digital job matching their personality and skills.
Immediately after the announcement of the lockdown, free-of-charge distance learning sessions were introduced with the support of CCS members. These were offered to trainers, educators and the general public in order to support them in the personal development.
The Irish Computer Society urged the Irish public to think about the dedication of IT workers across the country who are keeping everyone connected. We at CEPIS join ICS in their sentiment and encourage our members and everyone else to say “thank you” as well.