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Save the date: DiversIT Charter launch to take place in Istanbul on 21 November

The DiversIT Charter, developed by the CEPIS Women in ICT task force and approved by CEPIS Council in May, will be officially launched in a pan-European event on Thursday 21 November in Istanbul, Turkey.

The DiversIT Charter is a roadmap of activities that organisations can take to grow the number of women in IT professions. 15 CEPIS member societies signed the Call to Action at the Council meeting, committing to become thought leaders in the drive for a more equal workforce in IT and to promote the importance of women IT professionals in their countries.

Information on venue and agenda will follow in the coming weeks. For more information, or to denote your interest and initiate accreditation process, please contact the CEPIS Secretariat.

Digital skills, privacy and UNESCO policy initiatives approved by CEPIS Council

On 11 May 2019, CEPIS Council approved a number of policy initiatives led or supported by CEPIS working groups. First, the Council adopted the CEPIS Comments on EU funding 2021-2027 for Digital Skills, produced by the Digital Skills Policy task force. The Council also approved CEPIS signing the letter to EU Commissioners on Deep Packet Inspection, the draft of the Rome Declaration produced by the Informatics4All coalition and the decision to express CEPIS’s support to the UNESCO Paris Call for software source code as heritage for sustainable development by joining the signatories of the Call. 

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