ELISE Webinars series

What is the “ELISE webinar series”?

Under the umbrella of the ISA² ELISE Action, the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC) has launched a series of webinars to investigate topics related to ‘location interoperability’ and the digital transformation (of government).

In this context, each webinar provides a “brief but detailed analysis of emerging topics supporting the generation and sharing of knowledge about location interoperability and digital transformation using sources from both research and practice”.

Webinars will last for 1h-1h30 (depending on the specific subject) and any interested person will be able to register and join. All webinars are recorded and slides and these recordings (as well as a summary) are published on JoinUp so anyone can follow the progress in the discussion.


What is the role of ‘geospatial’ (data, information, solutions, technology, thinking…) in the digital transformation of government?

The main focus of the webinars is to answer this key question by shedding light on emerging phenomena, raise awareness about innovative aspects related to location interoperability and digital transformation while generating interest for further research/piloting and discussion.

Furthermore, to give robust answers to the research questions involved, a peer and expert review process take place through public webinars for open debate and feedback. ELISE has covered many aspects in this context already but we want to know if you think we are looking at the right things in the right way: are some topics more important than others? Was there some aspect we missed that you know about? What else should we investigate and with whom?

The list of topics evolves based on stakeholder inputs. Check the list of the webinars already performed.

Additional topics for the upcoming webinars will be discussed with Member State representatives and included in this list throughout the ELISE action.


Missed a study...? Get the slides and recordings here:






The Role of Geospatial for Digital Government Transformation




Governance models, ecosystems and benefits of APIs for public sector organisations




Persistent Identifiers (PIDs) as the glue for linking information infrastructures




Geospatial Technology and Public Participation 




The Role of Spatial Data Infrastructures for Digital Government Transformation 




Using serious games in the geospatial domain to stimulate the digital transformation of government slides


Speakers notes


The role of Organisational Interoperability in the context of Geospatial and Digital Government Transformation slides Not available
30/04/2020 Location Intelligence and Partnerships to support the Sustainable Development Goals Slides and recording  
22/06/2020 Digital Twins - Are they ready to embrace the benefits of Location Information? Slides and recording  
09/07/2020 Geospatial Data and Artificial Intelligence – a deep dive into GeoAI Slides and recording  
25/08/2020 Exploring Digital Government Transformation in the EU - DIGIGOV Slides and recording  
03/09/2020 Location Intelligence for Cities and Regions: preparing the ground for smart places of the future Slides and recording  
17/09/2020 Location Intelligence Technology trends and case studies in digital government Slides and recording  
24/09/2020 New technology and emerging trends in the geospatial domain Slides and recording  
14/10/2020 Participatory Lab on ‘Location Intelligence4Cities and Regions’ Slides and recording  
22/10/2020 ELISE Guidance on Location Data Privacy Slides and recording  


Location Enabled Public Services Slides and recording  
12/11/2020 Workshop: Data Ecosystems for Geospatial Data Slides and recording  
19/11/2020 Workshop: SensorThings API brings Dynamic Data to INSPIRE Slides and recordings



27/11/2020 ISO/TC211 Standards in Action Seminar: INSPIRE Directive and Location Interoperability Slides and recording  
03/12/2020 Using synonyms to improve discovery of geospatial data Slides and recording  

Geodata Marketplaces supporting Location Intelligence

Slides and recording  

Geospatially enabled modelling, simulation and prediction

Slides and recording  
04/02/2021 Evolution of the access to spatial data for environmental purposes – Study presentation Slides and recording  

Workshop: Smart Data Loader and Templating for GeoServer

Slides and recording  

Blockchain and proof of location supporting digital government

Slides and recording  

The EULF Blueprint – Its role and how to use it

Slides and recording  

Immersive realities and location for better public services

Slides and recording  
22/04/2021 DigitALL Public Conference: ELISE enabling the interoperability of digital government from a location perspective Coming soon  
04/05/2021 Supporting Policy Initiatives Slides and recording  
05/05/2021 Interoperable Frameworks and Solutions Slides and recording  
06/05/2021 Emerging Trends & Technologies Slides and recording  
20/05/2021 Digital platform for the smart management of infrastructures - The Public lighting case Slides and recording  

3D City Models to Predict Energy Heat Demand

Slides and recording  
15/07/2021 Data-driven methodology for electricity characterisation of districts Slides and recording  
13/10/2021 Participatory Lab on 'How innovation in location services and data ecosystems can help transform your city and region' NEXT  


How can I get involved and what is in for me?

If you are interested in attending one or more webinars on topics that are relevant to you and participate in the discussions, do not hesitate to regularly consult this page and check the list of upcoming webinars.

All active participants will also receive a link to summary reports and related outputs from ELISE helping to guide your organisation/business through geospatial aspects of digital transformation, available later this year.

In addition, benefits of participation include:

  • Free access to information about emerging topics related to the modernisation of public administrations
  • The opportunity to raise awareness with a pan-European audience about interoperability and modernisation issues within ELISE’s scope
  • The possibility to promote your activities/best practices/projects etc. in other ELISE outputs and events 


If you wish to suggest a new topic for a webinar around a topic that you find interesting, want to know more about the ELISE Action, or provide any other form of feedback, please contact write us at eu-location@ec.europa.eu).



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