The conference will be opened by Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission. It also features a speech by Commissioner Günther Oettinger and contributions from Carlos Zorrinho and Michal Boni, both Members of the European Parliament.
In addition, speakers of ten EU Member States (BE, BG, DK, EE, ES, FR, IT, NL, PT and UK) will present measures that have considerably contributed to the modernisation of their public administrations.
The complete list of speakers is published here.
The European Commission will demonstrate how the solutions developed under the ISA programme, the ISA² programme and other Commission programmes can help public administrations in their cross-border and cross-sector cooperation and how businesses and citizens can profit from this.
In addition, a high-level panel will address the expectations of European public administrations, businesses and citizens in terms of digital public services and the important role of interoperability in this context.
The ISA² conference offers a forum for public administrations (senior policy makers as well as practitioners), the ICT community, business federations, NGOs and citizens to exchange views about upcoming trends in public sector modernisation. It will also highlight the support that the ISA² programme can offer in this respect, through operational services and solutions in the area of cross-border public services.
Interoperability is known as an enabler of a modern public sector and has been supported by the EU through a series of programmes, the last one being ISA, the predecessor of ISA².
ISA concerned the development of interoperable solutions to allow public administrations in Europe to interact with each other across borders and policy sectors. ISA² expands the scope of its predecessor, by explicitly including regional and local authorities, and providing a link to citizens and businesses. Furthermore, the programme will develop, maintain and promote a holistic approach to interoperability in the Union so as to eliminate the fragmentation of the current ‘digital service provisioning’ landscape, which constitutes a risk for accomplishing the Digital Single Market.
Registration is open until 25 February 2016.
Further information is available on the conference website
The conference will officially launch the ISA² programme, with interoperability at its core.
Participants are expected to organise their own travel. The European Commission cannot reimburse accommodation, travel or other expenses.