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Assessing progress being made towards interoperability

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Interoperability Maturity Model

When is this action of interest to you?

You want to assess the interoperability readiness of your services and raise awareness of the need for more work to achieve interoperable solutions. The IMM will help you in this task.

What is this action about?

The Digital Agenda for Europe has identified the lack of interoperable applications as a major obstacle to growth. Although EU Member States have undertaken significant work in this area, it is difficult to assess the progress made so far by each public administration.

This action has developed a tool with which public administrations can assess the interoperability readiness of their services.

The work has also provided public administrations with a tool for gap analysis and highlighted some ‘dos and don’ts’ when creating or establishing a European public service.

The IMM is a maturity model coupled with a self-assessment tool. It can be used to identify interoperability needs, bottlenecks and best practices.

What are the objectives?

  • devising a European Interoperability Maturity Model that can be consistently applied throughout the different European public administrations;
  • enabling EU Member States and EU institutions to assess their interoperability readiness;
  • analysing results and identifying recurring interoperability problems, best practices, etc.

What are the benefits?

  • Enabling Member States and EU institutions to assess their interoperability maturity against a common framework to help identify current interoperability gaps in the provision of public services.
  • Member States’ public administrations
Project core data
  • Project start/finish:
    Q3/2011 to Q4/2014
  • Parties involved: European Commission (DG Informatics)
  • ISA contribution: EUR 500 000
Want to know more?

Contact the Programme Manager - ISA Action 40102

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