The Role of Digital Government in the European Semester

As part of the National Interoperability Framework Observatory project, a comprehensive study is performed on annual basis to provide a check-up on the health of the modernisation process of public administrations in Europe. In particular, the study seeks to assess how the European Semester, which is the cycle of EU economic and fiscal policy coordination established in 2010, is addressing the issues related to the promotion of digital government and how the European Commission Directorate-General for Informatics (DIGIT), through its ISA² programme actions, can help in this endeavour. This exercise, in turn, helps DIGIT identify and address the key trends affecting the digitisation of public administration in Europe, and at a different level, it also helps identify strategies and processes to tackle common challenges faced by the different Member States.

European Semester report 2018 European Semester report 2017