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The European Commission understands the key role that APIs play in the digital sphere, and it is gaining deep understanding aspects of its adoption in organizations. This JoinUp collection presents a series of outputs that investigate on these aspects.

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Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are the connecting nodes of the digital society, thus a foundational component of its digital transformation. The vast majority of data exchange and transactions in the digital era happen through APIs.

APIs are strategic components of platform environments and its role can be crucial in the governance and monitoring of such environments. They are also key for the uptake of AI and IoT applications. On the other hand, APIs are a serious cybersecurity concern, as they are vulnerable points in digital infrastructures.

The COVID-19 pandemic has uncovered global vulnerabilities related to data availability, accessibility and information flows. In crisis situations, it is critical to have timely access to relevant data and appropriate digital communication channels to interact with citizens, community groups, and businesses to provide services, inform the public, and engage with communities. In such circumstances, APIs can satisfy the hyper-connectivity demand thanks to their technical and organizational flexibility and also their scalability potential.

The European Commission understands the key role that APIs play in the digital sphere, and it is gaining deep understanding aspects of its adoption in organizations. This JoinUp collection presents a series of outputs that investigate on these aspects. 

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