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IT professionals lack support for developing their skills, new survey shows

Six European countries are currently facing a shortage of 477,000 ICT specialists according to a new report from JP Morgan's 'New Skills at Work' initiative. The skills shortage could rise to 1.26 million by 2020. 

This shortage is a clear challenge, but it is also an opportunity to make it easier for under-represented groups to join the workforce. 

The report was published as part of the 'diversITy' project within the 'New Skills at Work' initiative. The project aims to identify ICT programmes that are effective at including diverse target groups who are at risk of exclusion from the labour market. 

CEPIS co-hosted the flagship event of the project with JP Morgan and All Digital in February 2019. Stakeholders met in Brussels to discuss and share their perspectives. 

More information about the project and its results can be found on

GI and OCG sign an agreement of association

The German Informatics Society (GI) and the Austrian Computer Society (OCG), both members to the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies, have signed an agreement of association on January 31, 2019. 

Under the agreement, already existing professional and technical ties between the two organisations are strengthened and their members are encouraged to cooperate across borders, too. Both organisations remain independent entities. Another objective is to work on more joint positions of the DACH-countries, together with the Swiss Informatics Society (SI). The three organisations combined represent the biggest group of IT professionals in Europe.

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