Assessing progress being made towards interoperability
Interoperability Maturity Model
When is this action of interest to you?
You are a senior manager in Information Technology in your government. You want to assess your interoperability readiness and raise awareness of the need for more work to achieve interoperable solutions. The IMM helps you with your needs.
What is this action about?
The Digital Agenda for Europe has identified the lack of interoperable applications as a major impediment to growth. Although EU Member States have undertaken significant work in this domain, it is difficult to assess the progress made so far by each public administration.
This action will provide a tool with which public administrations can assess their interoperability readiness.
The work will also provide public administrations with a tool for "gap analysis" and highlight the "dos and don'ts" when creating or establishing a European public service.
As the framework will be used both as a tool and as a guide to identify interoperability needs in EU Member States, the work will survey existing practices and then develop a maturity model and a tool for self-assessment.
What are the objectives?
- defining a European Interoperability Maturity Model that can be consistently applied throughout the different European public administrations;
- enabling EU Member States to assess their interoperability readiness.
What are the benefits?
To which ISA cluster does this action belong?
This action belongs to the Accompanying Measures cluster. In order to support the success of the other cluster actions, accompanying measures are set up. Typically, these are horizontal measures. Raising and ensuring awareness is one of the key tasks, as well as ensuring the recognition of interoperability as a cornerstone for building public services. The accompanying measures will ensure collaboration and communication amongst the stakeholders. Actions in this cluster address the sharing of best practice and supporting communities. This will be done by providing the necessary tools, platforms, campaigns and support to the communities.