Fiona Fanning is Secretary General of CEPIS, the Council of European Professional Informatics Societies and an active member of the European e-Skills community for several years in various capacities. She has been involved in numerous European projects, including the Euro-Inf Project which focused on refining and exploiting Framework Standards and Accreditation Criteria for Informatics Education. She is member of the Executive Committee of the European e-Skills Association (EeSA), a community of stakeholders supporting the development of digital literacy and e-skills in Europe, and is a member of the high level advisory committee of the European Centre for Women and Technology. Fiona has recently led CEPIS’s work in the development of a pan-European framework on ICT professionalism, as well as the professional e-competence programme – an online tool for ICT professionals in line with the European e-Competence Framework.
She joined CEPIS in 2007, since then she has been advising on policy issues and representing the organisations interests in the capacity of Senior Policy Advisor, prior to becoming Secretary General. Ms Fanning’s previous positions include owner and Director of Beyond Words Translation Services, Director at the American Red Cross, and Project Manager for an international relief and development organisation operations in West Africa. Fiona Fanning graduated from Dublin City University (Ireland) with a Masters in Translation Studies and a specialisation in Law. She also holds a BA International in French and German and a DEUF from Université Lyon III (France).