Webinar on the EIF Monitoring Mechanism

Working together for the EIF implementation

Published on: 12/05/2020
Last update: 15/05/2020

Presentation of the EIF Monitoring Mechanism’s results, collection of feedback on the data collection exercise and knowledge sharing.

On 22 April 2020, the NIFO team, which is part of the ISA² work programme, held a webinar gathering the National Interoperability Framework Observatory (NIFO) contact points of the Member States to discuss the European Interoperability Framework (EIF) monitoring mechanism and its 2019 data collection. The EIF Monitoring Mechanism aims to measure the level of implementation of the 47 EIF recommendations and 12 principles according to the EIF Implementation Strategy COM(2017) and to help Member States identify areas where they are performing well and where their performance should improve.

During the webinar, the key characteristics of the EIF Monitoring Mechanism were introduced and the preliminary results of the data collection were shown. The results were displayed using three different scoreboards, one for each of the pillars of the EIF, i.e. interoperability principle, interoperability layers and conceptual model for integrated public service delivery. Each of the three scoreboards addresses different topics that are called “thematic areas”. Every thematic area gathers one or more of the 47 EIF recommendations, and each recommendation is measured by one or more KPIs. This conceptual model offers the possibility to display Member States’ performances across the different levels (thematic area, recommendation and KPI) and to compare them with the ones of other Member States. The figure below illustrates the structure of the EIF scoreboards.

EIF Scoreboard

Furthermore, the webinar was also the opportunity to gather feedback from the NIFO contact points through two interactive sessions and a satisfaction survey on the data collection process of the EIF Monitoring Mechanism. The main goal was to collect detailed comments and suggestions for improving the data collection process.

During the webinar, three lightning talks were held in order to share best practices and challenges that Member States encountered towards implementing the EIF recommendations. These lightning talks were held by representatives of Member States performing particularly well in implementing the EIF. The three guest speakers were Haare Trond Os, representative of Norway, Miguel A. Amutio, representative of Spain and Eric Brouwer, representative of the Netherlands.

This was followed by an information session on the mock-up of the EIF toolbox, which will contain relevant supporting material for the implementation of the EIF, such as solutions covering specific interoperability aspects.

Finally, a few words were dedicated to the presentation of the new repository on Joinup on digital response to COVID-19, created by the Interoperability Unit of the European Commission with the contribution of the Open Source Observatory (OSOR) and NIFO.

For more information on the webinar, the slides and results can be downloaded below.