About CEF eInvoicing
Financed by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), the purpose of the CEF eInvoicing building block is to promote the uptake and accelerate the use of eInvoicing respecting the Directive 2014/55/EU on electronic invoicing in public procurement and the European standard on eInvoicing (due to be published in 2017), amongst both public and private entities established in the EU, as well as in participating EEA countries. The benefits to both users and the wider economy of adopting eInvoicing are reduced risks, reduced costs and improved market.
The CEF eInvoicing building block serves to support public administrations in complying with the aforementioned eInvoicing Directive, and helps solution providers adapt their services accordingly. To do so, CEF eInvoicing makes the following services available:
- eInvoicing Service Desk
- eInvoicing on-site and remote Trainings
- eInvoicing Readiness Checker
- eInvoicing Conformance Testing
About the CEF building blocks
The CEF building blocks provide basic services which can be reused to enable more complex digital public services offered to citizens, businesses and public administration. They provide reusable tools and services helping to underpin the Digital Single Market, that aims to remove digital regulatory barriers, contributing as much as EUR 415 billion per year to the European economy. The CEF Digital Portal is the home of the CEF building blocks (eID, eDelivery, eInvoicing, eSignature and eTranslation). It is the one-stop-shop for information about the building blocks. The portal provides access to tools, services and software that facilitates the deployment of eID to access digital public services across borders.
About the presenters
Kara Baptista is an Evaluation Manager for the CEF Telecom programme at the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA). She joined the predecessor Agency of INEA (Trans-European Transport Network Executive Agency – TEN-T EA) in 2008, as the main responsible for the Agency's communications activities before making the career switch to the evaluation sector in 2015. She enjoys using her 15+ years of communications experience in her current position to help promote the CEF Telecom calls/programme and provide assistance to applicants.
Christian Vindinge Rasmussen is an experienced eProcurement Expert specialized in the execution of large scale ICT projects with past experience from the Nordic region including Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Christian has also been involved in the past EU-funded large scale pilots PEPPOL.eu and eSENS.eu as Work packager leader including focus on new eProcurement and eDelivery development.
Ines is working as a Stakeholder Management Officer in DIGIT on CEF Digital. Prior to joining DIGIT, Ines worked in the cultural heritage sector. She has a background in communication and cultural management.
Jose Macario Rocha
Macario Rocha, PhD in Computer Sciences, is a researcher from the Polytechnic University of Valencia. He published more than 30 papers in scientific journals and developed more than 20 R&D funded projects. He is the General Manager of RBS consulting company and the Technical Coordinator of four CEF actions approved by INEA participated by EDICOM.
Andriana Prentza is Associate Professor at the Department of Digital Systems, University of Piraeus, Greece. She is an experienced expert in eInvoicing and eProcurement in general and has participated in the PEPPOL LSP and coordinated the Greek pilots, in the e-SENS LSP, which included an eInvoicing pilot, as Piloting Deputy Leader, and as Head of Beneficiary for Greece and she is currently the Piloting Deputy Leader in the TOOP LSP which includes Once-Only Principle in eProcurement. She participates in OpenPEPPOL as representative of UPRC and member of the Change Management Board of the pre-award coordinating community.