On 7 May 2019, ISA² organised a final workshop session on the interim evaluation of the programme. The aim of the event was to present the results of the interim evaluation study conducted by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). The presentations from the workshop are now available.
Among ISA² actions, the National Interoperability Framework Observatory (NIFO) is a bit unusual. Its goal is not to develop software or a data specification. NIFO is providing policy makers, researchers and practitioners with the latest developments on digital government and interoperability across Europe.
The study “Blockchain for digital government – An assessment of pioneering implementations in public services” has been published by the ISA² ELISE Action.
Open Source Summit connects the open source ecosystem under one roof. It covers cornerstone open source technologies; helps ecosystem leaders to navigate open source transformation with the Diversity Empowerment Summit and tracks on business and compliance; and delves into the newest technologies and latest trends touching open source, including networking, cloud-native, edge computing, AI and much more. It is an extraordinary opportunity for cross-pollination between the developers, sysadmins, DevOps professionals and IT architects driving the future of technology.
Instead of asking citizens for information that they have already provided, the Access to Base Registries Action tries to help public administrations across Europe to implement solutions that focus on the reuse of this information through base registries.
As the authentic sources of data for public administrations, base registries are one of the basic building blocks of public services. They are the key to making something like the ‘once-only principle’ a reality across Europe.
The programme for the Sharing & Reuse Conference 2019, which will take place on 11 June in Bucharest, Romania, has been published. Under the theme Open.Share.Link., the event will provide an opportunity to be at the forefront of the latest developments in open source universe in Europe and beyond.
Great news! Public administrations interested in the Sharing & Reuse Awards have extra time to submit their entries. We are pleased to announce that the deadline has been extended until 12 March 2019, to accommodate all innovative and impactful entries.
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.