4th IT STAR Workshop on ICT Skills, Education, Certification: the Multi-stakeholder Partnership  

                        27 - 28 November 2009, Rome, Italy



Mission: "To investigate the current state, problems and challenges with respect to ICT skills, professional education and certification in order to identify best practices and key issues of common interest and facilitate policymaking within the Region and the European Union" 


List of Participants

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1. Keynotes

André Richier, Principal Administrator, EC-DG Enterprise and Industry (“EU e-Skills Strategy”)
Niko Schlamberger, President of Slovenian Society “Informatika” and CEPIS Past President

2. National and International Experiences

Vasile Baltac, President of ATIC-Romania and CEPIS President (“Education and the Second Generation Digital Divide”)
Marco Ferretti, University of Pavia, CINI representative
Damien O’Sullivan, Chief Executive, ECDL-Foundation
Vincenzo Gervasio, Italian National Council for Economy and Labour
Jenny Sendova et al, Inst. of Mathematics and Informatics, BAS and Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics, Sofia University (“Harnessing ICT for Building a Creativity-based Society” )

Fabio Croci, WebScience S.r.l.
Eugenijus Telešius, ECDL Lithuania (“e-Guardian: ECDL-F Partner Program”)

Marco Gentili, CNIPA representative

3. Industry Experiences

Roberto Bellini, AICA-EUCIP
Giorgio Mosca, Finmeccanica Group
Orfhlaith Ni. Chorcora, Senior Director for Marketing, ORACLE, rep. ILB
Caroline Jacobsson, European Metalworkers' Federation, EMF
Riccardo Scquizzato, Confindustria, Italy

4. National Reports

Albania: Neki Frasheri and Betim Cico, Faculty of Information Technology, Polytechnic University of Tirana
Hungary: Maria Raffai, Chair, Information Science, Gyor University
Lithuania: Alfredas Otas, Chairman of LIKS and Saulius Maskeliūnas, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Vilnius (“Development of Computer Literacy inLithuania”)

Other Presentations

Antonino Mazzeo et al, University of Naples “Federico II” (“An Operational Approach for Document Content Characterization in
Specialized Domains”)

5. CEN WS on ICT Skills

Paolo Schgör, CEN/ISSS ICT-Skills WS Chairman (“Setting European ICT-Skills Standards”)
Plamen Nedkov, Chief Executive, IT STAR (“European e-Competence Framework”)
Peter Dobay, Head of Dept. University of Pecs, New Business MIS Degree in Hungary
Dudley Dolan, Chair Q-Validus (“ICT Skills End User Requirements”)

6. Reference Material

CEPIS Professionalism EU Report
e-Skills 2009 Conference Conclusions

IT STAR Member Societies