Breyer Publico Consulting & Clock IT Skills Ltd.

Germany & United Kingdom

“FITS – Filling the ICT skills gap of the telecommunications sector of the future”. The study carried out on behalf of the European social partners of the telecommunications sector ETNO and Uni Europa used the e-CF to translate relevant research findings into a commonly understood European skills language.



“Connectitpeople uses the e-CF to empower self-organised and self-directed teams to adopt a common language that facilitates communication and collaboration, in order to boost value delivery in a scaled agile framework.”

-Francois Prudhomme

CV Partner


“At CV Partner we try to stay up to date with regards to competencies and skills. The European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) has helped us and the users of our solution offer more precise description of their competencies. We have many consultancies and professional service vendors as users and having support for the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) was a feature desired by many of the users. We have therefore implemented the taxonomy which allows our users to easily add their competency in their CVs and References to use them in tenders, bids and offers as well as for internal search for competency and HR related tasks such as recruiting and management.”

e-Jobs Observatory


By closely working with 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.

empirica GmbH


empirica applies the e-CF for the development of guidelines and software support and evaluation tools for the development of innovative higher and executive and other types of education and training programmes and courses in the IT and e-leadership domains. These tools are used to create market transparency in the education and training market ‘jungle’ and improve levels of trust in existing programmes as to the delivery of learning outcomes and the achievement of claimed competences. The e-CF is used as part of empirica’s general research and consulting activities on digital skills and digital leadership skills development for the high-tech economy and for designing new online services for career development, recruitment and job search, i.e. services around and supporting the wider use of the e-CF in industry.

“Industry has started to discover the benefits of the e-CF as a European skills framework delivering a universally applicable structure to foster skills and competence development across national boundaries. Since it has become a European standard and is going to offer a mapping onto other skills frameworks like SFIA, industry in Europe and beyond – including SMEs –are turning to using it more intensively. Together with an eco system of services starting to emerge and being developed around it, the e-CF offers the necessary skills diagnosis support and helps HR experts in industry in becoming more effective and efficient in employee career development and recruitment processes and workers in their job search activities.”

Werner B. Korte, Director

FZI Research Center for Information Technology


FZI uses the European e-Competence Framework (e-CF) as a reference for identifying and describing IT competences, incorporating the framework both in applied research activities, consultancy projects and technology transfer in order to support SME, large companies and public institutions. Special focus is given to the advancement of the e-CF with respect to future IT competences needed in the areas of Autonomous Systems, Big Data, the Internet of Things and Security and Privacy by Design.

Fondazione Politecnico di Milano


The Italian research institution applies the e-CF as basic reference for investigation projects in the IT HR field.

ICT Human Capital


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

Innovation Value Institute (IVI)


IVI focus is on improving organisational capability through our IT capability maturity framework IT-CMFTM. Skills and competences play a key role in capability improvement and e-CF supports them in this work.



Netmind uses the e-CF as a common reference model for all their IT Talent Empowerment and IT Organization Transformation services. They have used e-CF as a model to define IT profiles and roles, as well to evaluate the skills of IT professionals and teams.

“The e-Competence Framework is an extremly powerfull tool for all the IT companies and IT departments who want to get more from the talent of their teams.” 

Aleix Palau, Strategy and Business Manager



The HR Consultancy uses the e-CF for assessment and evaluation processes.