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.
On 27 September 2018, Italy became the 27th country to sign the Declaration creating a European Blockchain Partnership. The declaration was signed on the margins of the European Competitiveness Council in Brussels by the Italian Minister of Economic Development, Labour and Social Policies and Deputy-Prime Minister, Luigi Di Maio, in presence of Commissioner Mariya Gabriel. The Partnership will support the delivery of truly cross-border blockchain-based digital public services and help overcome obstacles for spreading the use of innovative digital solutions across the EU.