What to do when facing
ethical issues in my work?

Digital competences and ICT Professionalism

European e-Competence Framework

The European Norm (EN) 16234-1 European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) provides a reference of 41 competences as applied at the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) workplace, using a common language for competences, skills, knowledge and proficiency levels that can be understood across Europe.

The e-CF fits for application by ICT service, user and supply organisations, multinationals and SME’s, for ICT managers, HR departments and individuals, educational institutions including higher education and private certification providers, social partners, market analysts, policy makers and other organisations in public and private sectors.

European Professional Ethics Framework for the ICT Profession (EU ICT Ethics)

The objective of this project is the publication of a CEN Technical Specification (CEN/TS) “European Professional Ethics Framework for the ICT Profession (EU ICT Ethics)” including a methodology and application guide. It aims at strengthening the ICT Profession in Europe and will consider multifaceted stakeholder perspectives from national bodies, ICT professional organization, ICT professionals and the educational perspective.

Professional ethics is an essential component of any profession; leading examples are to be found in law and medicine where mutual understanding leads to improved outcomes and differentiates professions from jobs. A professional ICT workforce across European society and industry will support and enhance the exchange of ICT resources and services throughout the European single market.

  • Stefan Kunkel

    Stefan Kunkel
    Project Team Leader,

    "I believe that ethics provides the tools to relate social issues and individual values to the development processes and business models of organisations. Ethics forms the foundation and the connecting elements for every successful and sustainable innovation process. Ethics transform both the process and the attitude towards innovation itself. Therefore I am working as a team leader for this project."

  • Clare Thornley

    Dr. Clare Thornley
    Project Team Expert,

    "I'm interested in helping organisations get better at integrating understanding about ICT ethics into the workplace and education. I am motivated to develop a framework which will be a useful guide and also raise awareness and help pose interesting ethical questions."

  • Dimos Ioannidis

    Dimos Ioannidis
    Project Team Expert,

    "My profession relates to the delivery of novel ICT technologies fully integrating Privacy Enhancing Technologies by design. I’m delighted to participate in the development of a Meta-Ethics Framework for enabling formal integration of Ethics in the ICT profession."

EU ICT Ethics | Survey

EU ICT Ethics | Survey

Ethics is a comprehensive challenge for the ICT industry and the companies using it. We have therefore designed an initial survey to gather information from as many areas as possible.

We invite you to contribute your experience as an ICT professional, as a manager in an ICT or Non-ICT company, as a representative of an ICT interest group or as an ethics expert in order to ensure that the design of an European Professional Ethics Framework for the ICT Profession is of benefit to all participants.

We realize how precious your time is. That’s why we made sure this survey will take no more than 10 to 12 minutes. So just click on the button below and take part in this thrilling journey.

Get In Touch

We would be pleased if you are interested in our project. You are welcome to contact us with your questions or comments. Please simply send us a mail to: contact(at)ict-ethics.eu