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Semantic interoperability enables systems and services to exchange and interpret data meaningfully.

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Observatories are monitoring tools designed to gather information on the state of play of digital public administration and interoperability activities.

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Tools and specifications for achieving interoperability in the EU public sector improve coordination, data sharing, and decision-making across sectors.

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Smart cities

Smart cities can contribute to achieving the EC's Digital Decade objectives, promoting sustainability and innovation in the public sector.

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Digital innovation

The Innovation topic discusses how governments are using AI, Blockchain, and GovTech to enhance operations and serve citizens better.

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Last update: 15/09/2023

Experiences of the stakeholders of IOPEU Academy.

Testimonials: The Interoperable Europe (IOPEU) Academy through the eyes of two professors and a public servant. Over the years, the Interoperable Europe Academy team has created valuable and strong synergies with their stakeholder that are based on fruitful cooperations. Recently, different stakeholders shared their opinion on IOPEU Academy and its importance in the advanced digital skills in the public sector. They have provided feedback on how they perceive the IOPEU Academy, how it helps them with their day-to-day activities, the courses they would recommend, and much more! "The IOPEU…
Culture and education
Last update: 06/09/2023

Scale up with the public sector - A new brochure to guide startups

Scale up with the public sector - a brochure for startups is a brochure for startups that want to engage with the public sector to help innovating and digitalising public services for citizens and business. Startups offer numerous solutions for innovation but it is often extremely difficult to implement them in the public sector. This guide explores how public procurement can serve as leverage for start-ups and how innovative start-ups can contribute to addressing post-pandemic recovery, green and digital transitions, and building a more resilient EU economy. This handy brochure guides…
Last update: 30/08/2023

Read OECD's Government at a Glance 2023

Published every two years, Government at a Glance provides reliable, internationally comparable indicators on government activities and their results in OECD countries. Each indicator in the publication is presented in a user-friendly format, consisting of graphs and/or charts illustrating variations across countries and over time, brief descriptive analyses highlighting the major findings conveyed by the data, and a methodological section on the definition of the indicator and any limitations in data comparability. The 2023 edition of Government at a Glance provides a comprehensive overview…
Business and competitionDigital-ready policymaking+4 topics

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Interoperable Europe at the EU Regions Week 2023

Interoperable Europe will join the 21st European Week of Regions and Cities with a special session on the significance of the Interoperable Europe policy for public administrations. The registration…

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Last update: 22/09/2023

The Academy's highlights described by Victoria Kalogirou

A new academic year starts, and the Interoperable Europe (IOPEU) Academy is ready for it. Victoria Kalogirou, Project Manager of European Commission DG DIGIT (Directorate of Informatics), looks back on the progress achieved until now, and shares with us the plans for the upcoming period. Victoria, thank you very much for your time. Why was the IOPEU Academy created and for whom? The Interoperable Europe Academy was created by the European Commission in 2019 under the former ISA2 programme, now the Interoperable Europe Initiative. Its goal is to integrate all educational materials related to…
Culture and education
Last update: 22/09/2023

New, free online course in open source licenses from the EU

Interoperable Europe Academy (IEA) released a new, free online course entitled “Introduction to open software licenses,” which covers the basics of open source licensing. The class targets IT professionals, policymakers and public servants working in the field of digitalisation and integration of public services who wish to better understand and apply OS licences in their ICT products and solutions. The lesson offers an interactive learning environment and should take less than 10 minutes to complete. Overall, the course covers core topics, focusing on types and characteristics of different OS…
CollaborationEuropean Policies+7 topics
Last update: 22/09/2023

EUPL for CoGhent

Ghent is the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province, and the third largest in the country, exceeded in size only by Brussels and Antwerp. It is a port and university city. Much of the city's medieval architecture remains intact and is remarkably well preserved and restored. It houses three "béguinages", recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites, numerous churches and important museums: the Museum of Fine Arts, with paintings by Hieronymus Bosch,,Peter Paul Rubens and many Flemish masters; the SMAK (City Museum for Contemporary Art), with works of the 20th century, including…
Smart citiesCulture and education+3 topics

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GovTech Connect

What is GovTech Connect? GovTech Connect is a is a multi-year, cross-border project, created under DG CONNECT of the European Commission, that entails a variety of initiatives convening and mobilising the GovTech…
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ETAPAS project

Ethical Technology Adoption in Public Administration Services (ETAPAS) is a project funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101004594. The project is a…

the 'EUPL' course

Click here to take the course on Europe Academy! Download the SCORM package on your eLearning platform. Interoperable Europe Academy is aiming to provide free of charge, high-quality online courses open to anyone. One of…
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EUPL for CoGhent

Ghent is the capital and largest city of the East Flanders province, and the third largest in the country, exceeded in size only by Brussels and Antwerp. It is a port and university city. Much of the city's medieval…

Boot Camp 2 Starts!

Boot Camp 2 "Digitising Public Services for Enhanced Civic Engagement, Accessibility, and Transparency" has officially kicked off today! Over the next 5 weeks, 17 startups from across southern Europe will join us in this…
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GNUHealthCon 2023

Welcome to the VIII International GNU Health Conference: This year the conference will take place at the beautiful Leibniz University Hannover, in Germany. In this edition, we'll be once again getting together and…

Ubuntu Summit 2023

The Ubuntu Summit is an event focused on the Linux and Open Source ecosystem, beyond Ubuntu itself. Taking place in Latvia, this conference is the occasion for developers, industry stakeholders, and passionate people to…

What's Joinup

The Joinup platform is the European Commission's one-stop shop for interoperable, open, and free digital government ICT solutions and an online space for e-Government professionals and enthusiasts to share and learn about digital public services and initiatives.

Joinup covers the hands-on aspects of interoperability.

What's Interoperable Europe

It’s the European Commission’s initiative for a reinforced interoperability policy showcasing news and events about government-related interoperability, along with initiatives and best practices that support the digitalisation of EU public administrations.

Interoperable Europe covers the policy angle of interoperability.