As part of the next long-term EU budget – the Multiannual Financial Framework – the Commission has proposed the Digital Europe programme, the EU’s programme focused on building the strategic digital capacities of the EU and on facilitating the wide deployment of digital technologies, to be used by Europe’s citizens and businesses. With a planned overall budget of €9.2 billion, it will shape and support the digital transformation of Europe’s society and economy.
The ‘Once-Only’ Principle (OOP) is a key enabler for simplifying administrative procedures. The idea behind this principle is that public authorities should not request information from businesses and citizens that they already possess or can retrieve from national databases. In some European countries, this is already an established practice. It not only saves millions of euros but it also makes interaction between authorities, business and citizens much easier. However, currently this works only within a country. The next step is to open up those systems to citizens and businesses of other countries.
83 projects in the areas of Cyber Security, eHealth, eProcurement, Online Dispute Resolution, e-Justice and Public Open Data have been selected to receive co-funding by the European Union. The funding comes from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme in the telecommunications sector. The successful projects include participation of entities from all EU Member States and Switzerland.
The Semantic Interoperability Community (SEMIC) action of the ISA² programme invites you to its webinar on “CCCEV evolution: past, present and future” taking place on 25 June 2019, 10:00-11:30 CEST (GMT+2).
The Core Criterion and Core Evidence Vocabulary (CCCEV) has been developed as part of the e-Government Core Vocabularies solution under the ISA² Programme. The CCCEV supports the exchange of information between organisations that define criteria and organisations that respond to these criteria by means of evidences.
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 9th edition of SEMIC, the annual semantic interoperability conference, will take place in Helsinki, Finland on 21 October 2019. The event, organised by the ISA² Programme of the European Commission in collaboration with the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, will bring together policy makers, IT practitioners and researchers interested in topics related to semantic interoperability for public administrations. The theme of SEMIC 2019 is ‘Linking data spaces for citizens’.
The study presented in this event deals with the new competition challenges brought about by the increasing number of FinTech services, which are provided by newcomer start-ups, traditional financial institutions and big tech companies. Namely, network effects derived from the use of online-platforms, the use of customer data, algorithms, standardisation and interoperability can result in anticompetitive behaviour. The analysis takes a service-by-service approach to provide both, a descriptive breakdown and normative tools to anticipate and manage anticompetitive behaviours as they occur. This presentation was prepared by Policy Department A at the request of the ECON Committee.
The European Commission has adopted the 2019 revision of the ISA² rolling work programme on 26 March 2019. The new work programme includes 54 actions; 43 actions are ongoing from previous years and one is new. For 10 actions from the previous years, no additional funding is necessary to ensure their completion. The budget for 2019 is €27.1 million.
Opinion of the European Economic and Social Committee