Organization History

The European Information Technologies Certification Institute has been established in 2008 as an international not-for-profit organization in a legal form of an ASBL (Association Sans But Lucratif, ie. Association Without Profit Purpose) with a registered seat in Brussels (Belgium, EU), but with internationally distributed operations.

The EITCI Institute has been established in a form of ASBL in accordance with provisions of the Title III of Belgian Law, granting legal personality to non-profit associations and establishments of public utility. The Institute has its registered headquarters office in Belgium, at Avenue des Saisons 100-102, 1050 Brussels, while day-to-day operations are carried out in the EU Parliament EITCI office at Square de Meeus 37, 1000 Brussels. Operations are also carried out internationally in distributed locations where EITCI members are working and residing (including universities, research institutions and business companies active in relevant IT fields, disciplines and sectors).

The organization of the EITCI Institute is dedicated to accelerate growth of information society and counteract digital exclusion in societies by undertaking development of international IT certification programmes, methodologies and standards, increasing general accessibility of IT certification services to individuals and institutions. IT academic and industrial society representatives in the European countries and beyond form membership of the Institute, including Board of Directors and the Committees that are governing bodies of the Institute within a framework of the EITCI Institute’s articles of association.