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Action 26: MS to implement European Interoperability Framework

Member States should apply the European Interoperability Framework at national level by 2013.

What is the problem? No internal virtual market due to interoperability problems

In the virtual world barriers against the internal market are raising, mainly due to interoperability issues.

Why is EU action needed? European Commission encouraging Member States to adopt interoperability laws

At the end of 2010 the Commission adopted a communication on the "European Interoperability Framework". The next step is: Member States adopting a national interoperability framework, in line with the European one. To this end, the programme "Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations" will be monitoring the progress within the Member States, while in parallel will implement the European Framework.

What will the Commission do?

In 2010 the Commission adopted the European Interoperability Strategy and a European Interoperability Framework (EIF). By 2013 Member States should align their national interoperability frameworks to the EIF. (See action 24). The Commission will assist the Member States through supporting actions, including awareness raising and exchange of information on national interoperability frameworks.

In 2011, the Commission will :

  • deploy the results of the first CIP ICT PSP Large Scale Pilots.
  • launch a study on the needs and costs benefit of cross-border services and the existing barrier.

In 2012, the Commission will:

  • explore the results of the study will launch new Large Scale Pilot within the CIP ICT PSP with the aim of developing and demonstrating EU-wide interoperability between national systems in the public sector.

Contact:

mechthild.rohen@ec.europa.eu