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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: 14/02/2024

Call for Action!

Are you a passionate advocate for collaborative problem-solving? Have you worked extensively in multidisciplinary teams, leading to successful policy outcomes? Do you have scientific expertise in a field related to policymaking? If so, we want to hear from you! The Digital-ready Policymaking team is looking for speakers for the next BLSI Virtual Breakfast dedicated to multidisciplinary teams. As a speaker, you'll have the opportunity to:Share your experiences and insights on working in multidisciplinary teamsProvide practical advice and lessons learnt from your workShowcase your expertise in…
Digital-ready policymaking
Last update: 16/02/2024

Interview with Claudia Oliveira

Claudia Oliveira is a Programme Manager at the European Commission. She joined the Interoperable Europe Unit of DG DIGIT in December 2022 and since then is responsible for the interoperability monitoring mechanism and its transformation in the context of the Interoperable Europe Act and the Digital Decade Policy Programme. Additionally, she contributes to the pre-accession discussions with the Western Balkans and any matter related to international organisations and third countries. Her current position is a continuation of her lifelong professional mission—to be a public servant in the…
Last update: 09/02/2024

European Parliament adopts the Interoperable Europe Act

The plenary assembly of the European Parliament had its first reading on the Interoperable Europe Act proposal on Monday the 5th and Tuesday the 6th of February. With a very large majority, Parliament overwhelmingly approved the Act. Of the 639 Members of the European Parliament who attended the vote on the Interoperable Europe Act on Tuesday, 524 MEPs supported the Act, with only 18 voting against it. This outcome was preceded by an agreement on the Act reached in trilogue negotiations between the Council and Parliament in November 2023. With both bodies poised to formally approve their…
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Interoperable Europe Academy 2024 now open for registration!

Registration for the Interoperable Europe Academy 2024, taking place at KU Leuven on 11-12 April, is now officially open! This event, co-organised by the European Commission and the University of KU…
Science and technology

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Last update: 22/02/2024

Open call for interest: Nordic Ethical AI Sandbox Workshop 3

Nordic Innovation is looking for companies to participate in a workshop on AI Lifecycle Management to ensure robust and secure AI systems. This is the third out of four workshops within the theme of ethical use of AI.The workshop takes place on 20 March and the focus will be on AI Lifecycle Management including ethical considerations, methods and safeguards for ensuring robust and secure AI systems.The workshop will be facilitated by industry experts on ethical and responsible AI. Participating companies will engage in discussions about the critical importance of maintaining control over the…
Business and competitionArtificial intelligence
Last update: 22/02/2024

Introduction to AI for Public Service Interoperability

As AI models continue to enhance their ability to link data seamlessly and extract semantic connections, the importance of leveraging AI to support interoperability becomes increasingly evident.SEMIC and EU Academy are thrilled to announce the release of their latest learning material: "Introduction to AI for Public Service Interoperability." This comprehensive course is designed to equip participants with the fundamental knowledge and practical skills required to navigate the intricate realm of AI within interoperable public services. Delving into the core concepts of Artificial Intelligence…
Content and knowledge management
Last update: 22/02/2024

All EU actions on AI

Follow the European Union actions to support the Artificial Intelligence on the official European Commission website. Link to the AI Act. You will find the latest important milestones below:January 2024AI innovation package to support Artificial Intelligence startups and SMEs December 2023Political agreement reached by the co-legislators June 2023European Parliament's negotiating position on AI Act December 2022General approach of the Council on AI Act September 2022Proposal for an AI liability directive June 2022Launch of first AI regulatory sandbox in Spain: Bringing the AI Regulation…
Artificial intelligenceDigital innovation

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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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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…

Service Model

The CISE Network is a complex open computer network interfacing several EU countries, specifically, in the maritime data context. This network connects CISE nodes and legacy systems thought a special component called…

CISE Data Models

The use of CISE specifications and data models, helps to ensure that public administrations are taking into account relevant EU recommendations on standards and specifications in the maritime domain and are seeking to…

CISE node

The CISE Node manages the communication protocol among participants, including the security, access control to the information and the reliability aspects. The CISE Node is a common block for all the partners connected…
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All EU actions on AI

Follow the European Union actions to support the Artificial Intelligence on the official European Commission website. Link to the AI Act. You will find the latest important milestones below:January 2024AI innovation…
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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.