ISA² adopted by the European…

ISA² adopted by the European Commission

Published on: 30/06/2014
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Faster, better public services for business and citizens

The European Commission has adopted on 26 June 2014 a proposal for the ISA follow-up programme, ISA².
The proposed programme will offer Public administrations all over Europe sound support for their modernisation through the development of solutions that facilitate interoperability between their systems. ISA² will build on the success of its predecessor, ISA (Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations), by ensuring seamless electronic cross-border or cross-sector interaction between European public administrations.

The proposal is the result of close cooperation with the Member States, represented on the ISA committee, which helped in shaping the programme strongly based on the needs on the ground.

Maroš Šefčovič, Vice-President of the European Commission, commented: "Years of work on interoperability, eGovernment and open data mean interoperable platforms now have the potential to unleash unprecedented speed, efficiency and quality in the delivery of public services. ISA² is the key that will unlock that potential. It is central to the Digital Agenda for Europe."

The proposal will now be transmitted to the Council and the European Parliament. Once adopted by them, it will be implemented by the European Commission based on proposals submitted by the Member States and the Commission services.

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You can find the related press release here

The full proposal can be consulted here