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Would you like to know how well your digital public services interact with other services and systems? The European Commission just launched the Interoperability Maturity Assessment of a Public Service (IMAPS), an online survey open to all public administrations free of charge. IMAPS helps public service owners evaluate, improve and consider all key interoperability aspects of their digital public service.


On 1 February 2018, the European Commission has adopted a proposal for the revision of the Drinking Water Directive. This proposal in reaction to the Right2Water European Citizens' Initiative foresees an obligation for EU Member States to improve access to water and ensure its access for vulnerable and marginalized groups. The Right2Water initiative used the Open Source Software (known as the Online Collection System - OCS) developed by the Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) of the European Commission and financed by the ISA² Programme.


Open data recognises the importance of geospatial data as a value resource for the European Digital Economy, where the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive is helping to share this data across borders over a range of sectors. To date, few technological approaches have allowed this data to be accessed and reused on the web or by mainstream ICT developers. The ISA2 Programme’s ELISE Action has been exploring this issue with practical solutions to help this data be more accessible for e-government applications. Join us for two webinars in which we will share and discuss the results.

Natalia Aristimuno at Interop Summit 2018

Natalia Aristimuño Perez, Head of Interoperability Unit at the Directorate-General for Informatics at the European Commission, has presented the ISA² Programme at the Interop Summit 2018 held on 23 February in Brussels, Belgium. Interop Summit is all about interoperability in the context of e-Government. The event aims to promote and disseminate best practices on interoperability, based upon the building blocks of the European Commission's ISA² Programme.

Mario Campolargo at OpenPM² Conference

On 1 and 2 February 2018, the first OpenPM² conference attracted more than 550 people from the EU institutions, EU Member States, businesses and citizens to present one common and open to all project management methodology. Other 850 people followed the event via webstream.

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SEMIC 2018, the 8th Semantic Interoperability Conference will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria on 14 June 2018. With the theme "Linked Digital Public Administrations", the conference will be organised by the ISA² Programme in collaboration with the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU.

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The European Commission has launched a series of public consultations related to the next generation of EU financial programmes. The views expressed in these consultations will be taken into account in the process of creating the proposal for the post-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework, which is the EU's long–term budget.

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The 8th edition of SEMIC, the annual semantic interoperability conference, will be held in Sofia, Bulgaria on 14 June 2018. The event, organised by the ISA² Programme of the European Commission in collaboration with the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU, will bring together policy makers, IT practitioners and researchers interested in topics related to semantic interoperability for public administration.

Open PM² Conference

The first international OpenPM² Conference will enable sharing of knowledge and experiences between PM² project management practitioners, trainers and experts and project managers from all over Europe. Opened by the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel, and closed on the first day by the Director-General of European Commission's DG Informatics, Gertrud Ingestad, the conference will take place in Brussels on 1-2 February 2018.


A new online register, launched on Tuesday 12 December, will make it easier to find and track EU decisions taken in the form of delegated acts.


The ISA² Programme of the European Commission is launching a call for expression of interest in the development of a new core vocabulary on public events. Core Vocabularies are simplified, reusable and extensible data models that capture fundamental characteristics of an entity in a context-neutral way.

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The European Commission is organising a session on "Sharing and Reuse: open, efficient and innovative public services" in Paris on 6 December 2017. Its aim is to highlight and discuss some of the best practices in sharing and reuse of IT solutions across the EU. The event, held in English and French, will be part of the Paris Open Source Summit.

Open PM² Conference

We are happy to announce that the registration is now open for the Open PM² Conference 2018 held in Brussels, February 1 and 2, 2018. Open PM² is an initiative under the


The ELISE action, managed by the Joint Research Centre under the ISA² programme, has just published a survey on its EU gazetteer activity. All interested parties are called to provide their assessment on the usefulness of an EU-wide gazetteer service that identifies the locations of places by specifying a geographic name, address, administrative unit etc.

Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

Today the ministers in charge of e-Government from 32 EU and EFTA countries signed a declaration on e-Government in Tallinn, Estonia. In the declaration, the ministers stressed the importance of the new European Interoperability Framework (EIF) and ISA²​ Programme.


In the 6th year of existence, the open platform for sharing and discussing digital administrative solutions has undergone a complete remodelling. The Joinup platform offers IT developers the opportunity to promote, discuss and upload their own proven eGovernment solutions and to download those from others.


The OCS software is a tool that has initially been developed to support organisers of a European Citizens' Initiative in the online collection of signatures. The tool streamlines both the data collection and its verification by the National Authorities.

Test Bed

Version 1.0.0 of a Solution Architecture Template (SAT) on interoperability testing has been just released. This template describes how to integrate the ISA² testbed in the existing IT environment. Specifically, it describes the available resources, services and usage options and highlights what is needed to get started.


We are glad to announce that the ISA² Twitter account has now over 1000 followers. The channel keeps everybody interested in interoperability updated on the latest news and events related to the programme. It also covers newly developed solutions under ISA², as well as interoperability initiatives of the European Commission such as the European Interoperability Framework.