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Today, the Core Public Service Vocabulary has entered in public review period. Anyone interested is invited to provide feedback until 27 February 2013 (inclusive).

In December 2012, the ISA Programme launched the Core Public Service Vocabulary (CPSV) initiative as part of Action 1.1 on improving semantic interoperability in European e-Government systems. The CPSV is a simplified, reusable and extensible data model that captures the fundamental characteristics of a service offered by public administrations.

The CPSV is designed to make it easy to exchange basic information about the functions carried out by the public sector and the services in which those functions are carried out. By using the vocabulary, organisations publishing data about their services will for example enable:

  • easier discovery of those services within and across countries;
  • easier discovery of the legislation and policies that underpin service provision;
  • easier comparison of similar services provided by different organisations.

The current draft of the Core Public Service Vocabulary specification has been co-developed by a multi disciplinary working group (WG) comprising of more than 65 people from EU Member States, European Institutions, standardization bodies, academia, industry and other governmental organizations.

As of today, the draft specification has entered in public review period and anyone interested is invited to provide their feedback until 27 February 2013 (inclusive).

How can you help?

The general public is invited to:
  1. Download the Core Public Service Vocabulary specification from the Joinup platform; and
  2. Comment by:
What happens with your feedback?
  1. All comments will be registered in an issues list that will be discussed by the WG on 6 March 2013.
  2. Resolutions of those issues will be shared on Joinup, and will lead to a final version of the specification that will be submitted to the European Commission for endorsement by the EU Member States.

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