PIN is a concrete answer to the opportunity identified by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD www.oecd.org) in its 2008 ICT Report: "ICT skills are an important contribution to growth […] Over 4% of total employment is in ICT specialist occupations, over 20% in intensive ICT-using occupations.[…]". The PIN partners believe that the opportunity is even larger if one takes into account the knock-on benefits that can be reaped from training a broad section of the workforce in low/medium level ICT and media skills.
Implementation of an on-line Internet Jobs Observatory (www.e-jobs-observatory.eu). The e-Jobs Observatory aims at creating a central point of reference for all activities related to research, training, qualifications, standards, norms, certificates and employment in the field of e-Jobs in Europe.
Labelisation, Certification and normalisation of the entire job qualifications/skills requirements/educational content definition process of Internet-related jobs. The overall objective of this exercise is to agree on an EU competence system for Internet-related-jobs following the precedent of the European Computer Driving License (ECDL). This would include an ongoing and dynamic evaluation mechanism for Internet-related job profiles, training guideliness corresponding to the said profiles, a Label of Excellence, a Certificate and a draft European Norm. This integrated service would continue operating as a main project outcome under the tripartie aegis of the project stakeholders
Roundtable meetings in project partners countries to involve stakeholders and potential future networking partners. The face to face meetings will create a common trust, identify priorities and serve as a level-playing ground for future activities of the network.