In 2019, the SEMIC team was involved and led a multitude of activities to promote semantic interoperability in Europe, notably by raising awareness, providing expertise for pilot projects, keeping up-to-date the data specifications and providing in-depth studies on topics of interest.
By Wojciech Wiewiórowski, European Data Protection Supervisor
The Digital Innovation Challenge invites SMEs and startups, providers of digital services across Europe, to propose innovative services and solutions based on the European Commission open and reusable solutions. The Challenge is particularly targeted at Digital SMEs and startups that would like to accelerate their digitally-enabled growth and leverage on already existing components that provide basic capabilities to facilitate the delivery of digital, interoperable, cross-border and cross-domain services and solutions.
The second information session about the Challenge will take place on 30 January 2020 at 11.00 CET.
A summary of the policy debate ‘Digital transport services for people: The next steps for sustainable European solutions’ is now available.
A new major release of the DCAT Application Profile for data portals in Europe (DCAT-AP) 2.0.0 has been published. This version implements major change requests to the DCAT-AP version 1.2.1 and introduces a range of updates to align with the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) standards. DCAT-AP is a specification for describing public sector datasets to enable the exchange of dataset descriptions between data portals.
The release of the new DCAT-AP version follows after the public review that took place from 4 October to 4 November.
By Miguel Alvarez Rodriguez, Programme Manager, Interoperability Unit, DG Informatics, European Commission.
The Digital Innovation Challenge invites SMEs and startups to propose innovative services and solutions based on European Commission’s open and reusable solutions, for example those developed under the ISA² Programme. The main prize is EUR 50.000.
The European Commission launched a new self-assessment tool to assess semantic interoperability of any public service. The so-called SIMAPS (Semantic Interoperability Maturity Assessment for Public Services) is now available in its beta version.
Are you willing to share your experience and good practices around ‘legislation and interoperability’? Contact us! We look forward to getting in touch with you and have a wider exchange on these topics.