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Last update: 10/04/2024

Register for the three upcoming PSTW webinars

Emerging technologies are making public organisations rethink the way they manage and deliver public services. The Public Sector Tech Watch aims to track record of the increasing uptake of these technologies through a database of use cases, scientific reports and insightful webinars. On this topic, we are happy to announce that a new series of webinars will be hosted by the Public Sector Tech Watch: ‘Innovating the EU Public Sector: Insights on Artificial Intelligence Adoption and the GovTech Ecosystem’. Through three different sessions, you will be able to discover: The related competencies…
Last update: 12/03/2024

Interoperability Assessments Guidelines: Your Questions Answered

Starting from the beginning of 2025, the upcoming Interoperable Europe Act (IEA) introduces mandatory interoperability assessments for the digital public services of European public administrations involving cross-border data exchange. This requirement (set out in Article 3 of the Act) will be applicable for the EU institutions, EU Member States, as well as for public administrations at the regional and local level. In preparation for this, efforts to draft guidelines for these assessments have commenced, with the objective of establishing best practices that maximise benefits while minimising…
Last update: 09/04/2024

Read the Policy Brief on the Digital transformation of public services

The document is a Policy Brief from the Policy Learning Platform for a smarter Europe, published in March 2024.The European Union is playing a leading role and has been actively developing policy frameworks for the digitalisation of the public sector. This policy brief provides a general overview of the most relevant initiatives, regulations, and strategies of the European Union, which are shaping Europe’s digital future.The European Union's strategy for the digital transformation of public services is centred on enhancing accessibility, efficiency, and user-centricity. This strategy also…
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Joinup User Group Meeting (19/04/2024)

Join us for the upcoming virtual Joinup User Group Meeting on Friday, 19th of April 2024, from 14:00 to 15:00 CET. This session will be an opportunity for all Joinup users to discover the platform's…

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Last update: 11/04/2024

Interoperable Europe Act enters into force

Today, 11 April 2024, the Interoperable Europe Act has officially become part of the EU’s legal order, as well as that of every Member State. From the Island of Madeira to the city of Helsinki, its new provisions, most of which will apply within three months, will mark the beginning of a process whereby public administrations in the EU will fundamentally level-up their public sector interoperability. "I am very pleased to see the Interoperable Europe Act in place, fulfilling the calls for better, interoperable digital public services in the EU, says European Commissioner for Budget and…
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Last update: 11/04/2024

SEMIC 2024 – Workshop for early-career researchers

We are inviting early career researchers (in their individual capacity) to submit abstracts of their research and present it at one of our SEMIC 2024 pre-conference workshops. “Interoperable Europe: From Vision to Reality”, the latest edition of the annual SEMIC conference, returns to Brussels on 27 June. Registration for the main event and the pre-conference workshops on 26 June has already started. SEMIC is organised by the European Commission in collaboration with the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It is the Commission’s flagship event on semantic interoperability…
Last update: 10/04/2024

Assessing smart cities and communities' digital maturity

Conceptualising smart citiesWhile cities are universally recognised, the notion of a smart city remains unknown to many. The European Commission has shown an increasing interest in this idea and worked on a definition of what makes a city smart: it is “a place where traditional networks and services are made more efficient with the use of digital solutions for the benefit of its inhabitants and businesses”[1]. Following the launch of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities, the Commission followed up with several strategies and actions that have proven to be key for…
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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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Data Europa Academy

The Publications Office of the European Union provides free online learning material on the concept, use, visualisation and management of open data. See the list below for an overview.All e-learning material are on https…


MyGNUHealth uses the latest mobile and desktop technology, such as Kivy framework. MyGNUHealth Personal Health Record is a privacy-oriented PHR, that will put the citizen and the patient in control of her health and…

Quba e-invoice viewer

Quba is a offline viewer application for Peppol-, CII-, UBL-, XRechnung- and Factur-X/ZUGFeRD.It is open source, can also validate invoices and orders using "Mustangserver" when online and can be downloaded free of…
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ITB v1.22.0 released

A new release of the Interoperability Test Bed software is now available. Release 1.22.0 of the Interoperability Test Bed software, based on the GITB CWA specifications, is now available.This release significantly…

Exploring GovTech

In a recent session at the GovTech Café, João Ricardo Vasconcelos, senior governance specialist at the World Bank, provided insights into the evolving landscape of digital governance. Highlighting the significance of…

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The GovTech Startup Challenge for innovative procurement is a pilot to test an open innovation process and innovative procurement at a cross border European level, with the objective of bringing innovative solutions from…
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LDES webinar

On 30 April 2024 from 10:00 until 12:00 CEST a webinar on LDES will be held.A Linked Data Event Stream (LDES) is a data publishing approach which allows you to publish any dataset as a collection of immutable objects…
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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.