On 28 September, ISA² held a workshop gathering National Interoperability Framework Observatory (NIFO) Contact Points to discuss the new monitoring mechanism of the European Interoperability Framework (EIF). The new monitoring mechanism aims at measuring the level of implementation of the EIF recommendations and principles and in this way to provide better insight to the EU Member States on areas where they can improve when it comes to interoperability.
By Georges Lobo and Victoria Kalogirou, Joinup Project Officers, Interoperability Unit, Directorate-General for Informatics at the European Commission
Montenegro is the first candidate country joining the ISA² Programme. The agreement was signed on 29 May 2018 by the EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel and Montenegro’s Minister of Public Administration Suzana Pribilović.
“Effective interoperability governance needs to cater for a smooth transition of strategic objectives down to operational implementation at different government levels and in distinct state systems. In addition, governance structures miss systematic and structured monitoring procedures and feedback loops”.
The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) has started closer cooperation with Uruguay’s Agency for Electronic Government and Information and Knowledge Society (AGESIC). DIGIT and AGESIC agreed to cooperate in IT, open platforms, standards and methods where these concern interoperability solutions and common frameworks for public administrations.
If you want to let us know your views and help us shape the future digital public administrations, express your interest on our workshop “ISA² Programme: boosting digital public administrations in Europe” in the thematic cluster “Governance and administrative capacity”, and join us in October to discuss about this. We will have in the panel representatives from some Member States’ that will give us their insights on the digitalisation process they went through.
The European Commission adopted the 2018 revision of the ISA² rolling work programme on Tuesday, 20 March 2018. The work programme includes 53 actions, of which 36 are ongoing from the previous years and 10 are new. For seven actions from the previous years, no additional funding is necessary to ensure their completion. The budget for 2018 is EUR 26.4 million.
On 15 March 2018, the European Multi Stakeholder Platform on ICT Standardisation (MSP) endorsed the ISA² Common Assessment Method for Standards and Specifications (CAMSS). The members of the platform agreed that CAMSS will be the key driver streamlining the process for the identification and evaluation of ICT technical specifications to be referenced in the EU Catalogue of ICT standards for procurement.
atalia Aristimuño Perez, Head of Interoperability Unit at the Directorate-General for Informatics at the European Commission, has presented the ISA² Programme at the Interop Summit 2018 held on 23 February in Brussels, Belgium. Interop Summit is all about interoperability in the context of e-Government. The event aims to promote and disseminate best practices on interoperability, based upon the building blocks of the European Commission’s ISA² Programme.
In response to the declining availability of IPv4 addresses, the administrations of the member states in the European Union need to urgently address the transition to IPv6. In some cases there have already been major deployments. In other cases, the transition has not even started or has been not so smooth.