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Current e-CF users

The European e-Competence Framework brings benefit to a growing community of users in Europe and overseas; you may be interested to know of some current framework users.

This section provides a non-exhaustive list of organisations that apply the European e-Competence Framework within their specific environment; they have agreed to be featured on this website.

How to join this list

The below examples show the format planned to feature current e-CF users. If you benefit from the e-CF and wish to join this list, kindly send an e-mail to the e-CF leader, supplying your details in the same format, including the e-CF application context.

e-CF applying organizations across EU

pfeil_transpAIP-ITCS The Italian Association of ICT Professionals uses the e-CF as basis for assessing and admitting new members in their community.

pfeil_transpAIR FRANCE The French airline is exploring the e-CF use as basis for assessing internal ICT resources and building training programs that support personal continuous professional development regarding new ICT challenges. The first prototype implementation started mid 2013 and the whole project (named Sourcing & Skills) will last between one year and 18 months.

pfeil_transpBarcelona Activa The Catalan institution for regional development took the e-CF as basis to explore the most relevant skills requirements of the local mobile sector. From there new training and certification programs were offered. The overall investigation methodology is based upon the e-CF and the European ICT Professional Profiles.

pfeil_transpCapgemini The company uses the e-CF as reference basis for ICT and Human Resources related consultancy projects.  

pfeil_transpCEPIS The Council of European Professional Informatics Societies uses the e-CF to power the CEPIS e-Competence Benchmark, a free on-line interactive tool that enables current and future ICT professionals to identify the competences they need for various ICT roles and career paths. The tool provides a personal competence gap analysis report, the results of which map to the 23 European ICT Professional Profiles built on the e-CF.

pfeil_transpCIGREF The French association of big ICT demand companies uses e-CF as a basic reference for describing competences relevant to each job profile of the CIGREF framework.

pfeil_transpDutch Central Government The Dutch Central Government has related the organisation and personnel structure of ICT professionals  to the e-CF in support of their educational requirements. This „Kwaliteitsraamwerk IV” defines the standard for ICT professional competences, skills and knowledge for ICT professionals in Central Government. The e-CF has been used since 2012 to match individual training plans to the offerings from ICT professional education providers.

pfeil_transpEeSA The European e-Skills Association has initiated the European e-Competence Framework Pledge, recognising the importance of the e-CF as a common language for ICT competences, and supporting all the efforts made at national level to promote the adoption and take-up of the e-CF. The Pledge has been signed by CEPIS, CIONET, Cisco, Comptia, DigitalEurope, ECDL Foundation, EeSA, EuroCIO, EXIN, HP, IBM, Intel, Innovation Value Institute, IWA, Linux Professional Institute, Microsoft, PIN-SME, Rete Competenze per l’Economia digitale.

pfeil_transpe-Jobs Observatory By closely working with ICT SMEs, the European e-Jobs Observatory identifies and specifies the skills, knowledge and competences required for the new Job Role Profiles of the digital economy, based on identified market needs, and formulated from the e-CF.

pfeil_transpEuroCIO The European Association of Chief Information Officers promotes the e-CF in their membership and developed several educational programs in line with the Framework.

pfeil_transpEuro Disney In 2010 Euro Disney instigated an extensive program for competence predictive management as a key component of its future corporate strategy. The Company elected to deploy the e-CF as the common ICT reference for the development of job profiles.

pfeil_transpEXIN The global independent certification institute for ICT professionals uses e-competences based on e-CF as the standard framework in developing accreditation and certification programs for assessing ICT professionals

pfeil_transpFoundation IT Leader Club Poland The organisation uses the e-CF for cyclic analysis and testing of ICT competences in Poland. The e-CF is seen as the appropriate basis for benchmark and periodic evaluation of competences in the sector.

pfeil_transpFondazione Politecnico di Milano The Italian research institution uses the e-CF as key reference for all types of investigation projects in the ICT HR field.


Fundación EUCIP España The Spanish entity dealing with the accreditation of ICT professionals from a European and vendor-independent perspective uses the e-CF as the reference standard for developing accreditations, defining training paths, providing career orientation and for employability projects, by adapting the expertise in EUCIP to the current e-CF version 3.0.

pfeil_transpICT Human Capital The Spanish HR Consultancy uses the e-CF model as “de facto standard” for listing competences and knowledge of ICT positions in a wide range of consultancy projects and the European ICT Professional Profile definitions as comparison benchmark for completeness and alignment of ICT job role description of customer companies.

pfeil_transpIT Staffing Nederland IT Staffing is embedding the European Competence Framework in their recruiting and matching systems, for the sake of better transparency and quality on this process.

pfeil_transpIT Performance House IT Performance House is working on centralized IT exams in The Netherlands to reduce regional differences and to ensure competence levels for intermediate vocacional education in the IT sector. The e-CF is an important tool to achieve this.

pfeil_transpIWA/ HWG The International Web Professionals Association, by means of its Italian chapter IWA Italy, has developed the first ICT Third Generation of Web Profiles based on the e-CF. Those profiles have been acknowledged by the UIL National Networkers Labor Union (Sindacato Networkers) and are going to be used in order to meet job offers and requests.


Jobict.it Jobict.it is the first ICT job matching web platform based on e-CF in Italy. The platform has been developed by Coordinamento Networkers UILTuCS Trade Union and Assintel, the national association of ICT companies, in collaboration with Fondazione Politecnico di Milano and IWA Italy.

pfeil_transpJobnomads The global talent resource management provider uses the e-CF for benchmarking candidates through psychometric profiling. Jobnomads is used for ICT talent sourcing from disparate online talent pools, for the assessment of team dynamics, and for development of in-house talent.

pfeil_transpKPN The Dutch telecommunication supplier deploys the e-CF as a consistent benchmark of competence to reference to education and training programs addressing individual or organizational competence development.   

pfeil_transpKutsekoda The Estonian Qualifications Authority has used the e-CF as a basis for dialogue with ICT employers to gain an understanding of market needs for new qualifications.

pfeil_transpLinux Professional Institute (LPI) The LPI, established in 1999 by the Linux community as an international non-profit organization for lifelong professional careers in Linux and Open Source Technologies, promotes the e-CF as the standard framework for e-Competences and supports the development of e-Skills Quality Labels based on the e-CF.

pfeil_transpMAPFRE The Spanish insurance company with a presence in more than 45 countries and 35.000 employees has implemented the e-CF in its IT area in order to assess and enhance current job descriptions and streamline investment in training and education.  

pfeil_transpPIN-SME The European Association of small and medium sized Enterprises supports and promotes the e-CF in their membership.

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