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The 8th edition of the SEMIC Conference on 'Linked Digital Public Administrations', held in Sofia, Bulgaria on 14 June, attracted around 200 participants from 38 countries, including Brazil, Japan and Uruguay. More than 700 people around the globe followed the event via live stream. You can find the main highlights, insights and critical messages in the SEMIC 2018 Conference Highlights Report.

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Registration is now open for the ISA² Mid-Term Conference: Linking Public Administrations, Businesses and Citizens. The event organised by the European Commission's ISA² Programme will take place on 29 November 2018 in Brussels and will be opened by the EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Mariya Gabriel.

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A new version of LEOS, the open source software for legislation drafting, is available. This second major release is a result of the feedback on the LEOS Pilot 1.0.0, currently used for multiple hands-on workshops, a pilot across the European Commission services and by other parties.

ICT implications

Are you a policy officer drafting new EU legislation, which may entail information and communication technology aspects? Or you work in the IT or Impact Assessment capability of your Directorate-General and you would like to support your policy colleagues to assess the ICT impacts of their policy proposal?

Access to EC documents

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on a new online platform for public access to Commission documents. The consultation is open from 29 June 2018 to 21 September 2018 to all citizens and entities with an interest in this field.


We are happy to announce you the opening of the new EU Vocabularies website. This site will replace the current Metadata Registry and EuroVoc websites. Visitors will find under one roof a selection of EU vocabularies ranging from controlled vocabularies, such as EuroVoc and the authority tables, to ontologies, including the European Legislation Identifier ontology, and other reference data assets. The aim of the new common site is to facilitate the discovery, access and reuse of EU related vocabularies.


The THEMIS project, aimed at providing an end-to-end management of the full EU law process life-cycle, releases the first operational version of THEMIS / Infringements application.


The ISA² Programme of the European Commission is organising a mid-term conference on 29 November 2018 in Brussels. The programme, running from 2016 to 2020, is reaching its midway point and the event will be an opportunity to discuss what has been already achieved, the tasks for the upcoming years and the future of the programme beyond 2020.

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The 8th edition of the annual SEMIC Conference attracted almost 200 participants from 38 countries, including Brazil, Japan or Uruguay. An additional 700 people from all over the world followed the event via live stream. Held in Sofia, Bulgaria on 14 June, SEMIC 2018 was organised by the ISA² Programme of the European Commission in close collaboration with Bulgaria's State eGovernment Agency under the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Mariya Gabriel and Suzana Pribilović

Montenegro is the first candidate country joining the ISA² Programme. The agreement was signed on 29 May 2018 by the EU Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society Mariya Gabriel and Montenegro's Minister of Public Administration Suzana Pribilović.


Out of that budget, €1.3 billion will ensure the digital transformation of public administration and public services and their EU-wide interoperability and facilitate access to technology and knowhow for all businesses, notably SMEs.


The registrations for SEMIC 2018 Conference on “Linked Digital Public Administrations” are now closed. If you didn't manage to register and you would like to virtually attend the event, please follow the live stream on 14 June from 9:30 - Bulgaria time.


Next 25 and 26 June we will be at the Digital Assembly explaining how we are supporting citizens, businesses and administrations in Europe with eGov and CEF. In our shared stand you will learn what are the actions taken by the European Com mission (DG DIGIT and DG CONNECT) to boost the Digital Single Market.


The ELISE Action has been further developing reusable solutions to support INSPIRE implementation and interoperability of location data across borders and sectors. The Re3gistry software, in addition to several other implementations, is now in operational use in Finland and France, sharing key reference codes to support semantic interoperability and data transformation between information systems. There are plans to release v2.0 later this year.


The 2018 edition of eGovernment factsheets has been published by the European Commission's National Interoperability Framework Observatory (NIFO). The factsheets offer a comprehensive overview of policies and activities related to the implementation and the delivery of digital public services in 34 countries (28 EU countries, FYROM, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey).


The registration for SEMIC 2018 Conference on “Linked Digital Public Administrations” is closing on 24 May!


As part of ISA²'s ongoing work to support the new European Interoperability Framework, the report on Interoperability Governance Models is available for your attention and reuse.

EU and Uruguay

The European Commission's Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT) has started closer cooperation with Uruguay's Agency for Electronic Government and Information and Knowledge Society (AGESIC). DIGIT and AGESIC agreed to cooperate in IT, open platforms, standards and methods where these concern interoperability solutions and common frameworks for public administrations.


If you want to let us know your views and help us shape the future digital public administrations, express your interest on our workshop "ISA² Programme: boosting digital public administrations in Europe" in the thematic cluster "Governance and administrative capacity", and join us in October to discuss about this. We will have in the panel representatives from some Member States' that will give us their insights on the digitalisation process they went through.

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The SEMIC Conference 2018 on “Linked Digital Public Administrations” will count on the Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society at the European Commission, Mariya Gabriel, and the Head of Division at the Danish Agency for Digitisation, Jens Krieger Røyen, as keynote speakers.