Underlying Principle 3: Transparency

'.'Enabling visibility inside the administrative environment of a public administration. This is about allowing other public administrations, citizens and businesses to view and understand administrative rules, processes, data, services and decision-making (2). Ensuring availability of interfaces with internal information systems. Public administrations operate a large number of what are often heterogeneous and disparate information systems in support of their internal processes. Interoperability depends on ensuring the availability of interfaces to these systems and the data they handle. In turn, interoperability facilitates reuse of systems and data, and enables these to be integrated into larger systems. (3). Securing the right to the protection of personal data, by respecting the applicable legal framework for the large volumes of personal data of citizens, held and managed by Public administrations

Covered by: 

Recommendation 5

Ensure internal visibility and provide external interfaces for European public services.

Legal Initiatives

Legal initiative

 

Relevant articles

Legislation:

Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data.

Status:

In force

Core topics:

  • Electronic standards
  • New technologies/ AI inclusion
  • Monitoring implementation and compliance
  • Protection of personal data

Processed lawfully, fairly and in a transparent manner in relation to the data subject (Art. 5, 1. a)
Section 1 - Transparency and modalities, Article 12 Transparent information

Legislation:

Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council  on European data governance (Data Governance Act)
COM(2020) 767 final

Status:

Legislative Proposal

Core topics:

  • Access/construction of ICT systems 
Public sector bodies (...) shall make publicly available (Art. 5, 1)

Legislation:

Regulation (EU) 2018/1807 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 November 2018 on a framework for the free flow of non-personal data in the European Union 

Status:

In force

Core topics:

 

Transparency of data (clause 23) principles of transparency (Art.6.1)

Legislation:

Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 26 February 2014 on public procurement and repealing Directive 2004/18/EC 

Status:

In force and transposed

Core topics:

  • Electronic standards
Transparency (Art.56.3, 76.1)

Legislation:

DIRECTIVE 2002/58/EC OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 12 July 2002 concerning the processing of personal data and the protection of privacy in the electronic communications sector (Directive on privacy and electronic communications)

Status:

In force and transposed

Core topics:

  • Protection of personal data 
  • Lex specialis to the GDPR
Transparent procedures (Art.10)

Open standards and specifications

Name of the Standard Relevant Recommendations
'.'The Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) is a specification used to describe reusable solutions, such as data models and specifications, reference data and open source software. It was created with the help of a working group of experts. On 1 August 2013, W3C published ADMS as a W3C Working Group note. Recommendation 5

'.'The Core Public Service Vocabulary Application Profile is a data model that has been developed in the context of a Working Group for describing public services. 

The main focus of the CPSV-AP version 1.00 was the description of public services and business events on the Points of Single Contact which each Member State had to implement in the context of the Services Directive (2006/123/EC). 

Recommendation 5

 '.' This application profile is a specification for metadata records to meet the specific application needs of data portals in Europe while providing semantic interoperability with other applications on the basis of reuse of established controlled vocabularies (e.g. EuroVoc) and mappings to existing metadata vocabularies

Recommendation 5

Solutions supporting the implementation of Principle 3

Solution Description Associated Recommendations
The Asset Description Metadata Schema

Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS)

The Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) is a specification used to describe reusable solutions, such as data models and specifications, reference data and open source software. It was created with the help of a working group of experts. On 1 August 2013, W3C published ADMS as a W3C Working Group note.

Recommendation 5
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Context Broker 

CEF Context Broker is an API that can integrate data from multiple systems, creating a holistic view of information.

By providing the layer that describes each type of data, the Context Broker makes it possible to create an interface that makes it easy for anyone to view and interpret big data. Using the Context Broker, organisations can monitor their metrics in real time through live updates. You can share the context information you choose with third parties, enabling process improvements and innovation across the whole data value chain.

Recommendation 5
Core Public Service Vocabulary Application Profile

Core Public Service Vocabulary Application Profile (CPSV-AP)

The Core Public Service Vocabulary Application Profile is a data model that has been developed in the context of a Working Group for describing public services

The main focus of the CPSV-AP version 1.00 was the description of public services and business events on the Points of Single Contact which each Member State had to implement in the context of the Services Directive (2006/123/EC). 

Recommendation 5
DCATAP

DCAT-AP

The DCAT Application Profile for data portals in Europe (DCAT-AP) is a specification based on the Data Catalogue Vocabulary (DCAT) developed by W3C. This application profile is a specification for metadata records to meet the specific application needs of data portals in Europe while providing semantic interoperability with other applications on the basis of reuse of established controlled vocabularies (e.g. EuroVoc) and mappings to existing metadata vocabularies Recommendation 5
EIRA 

EIRA 

The European Interoperability Reference Architecture (EIRA©) is an architecture content metamodel defining the most salient architectural building blocks (ABBs) needed to build interoperable e-Government systems. The EIRA© provides a common terminology that can be used by people working for public administrations in various architecture and system development tasks. The EIRA© was created and is being maintained in the context of Action 2016.32 of the ISA² Programme. The EIRA uses (and extends) the ArchiMate language as a modelling notation and uses service orientation as an architectural style.  Recommendation 5
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European Union Location Framework Blueprint

 

The European Union Location Framework (EULF) Blueprint is a framework of recommendations and related guidance for publishing and using location information and applying interoperability principles in digital government. The EULF Blueprint was initially developed through the EULF project in the ISA programme. The content has been updated extensively through the European Location Interoperability Solutions for e-Government (ELISE) project, which is part of the ISA2 programme. Recommendation 5
Reference Architecture for e-Documents

Reference Architecture for e-Documents (produced in previous phases of the action)

The presented architecture is based on the analysis about the exchange of e-Documents in 16 selected Member States, available here. Please use this report as a supporting document for the presented reference architecture and as a source of detailed information about the solutions used in the analysed Member States.

Recommendation 5

 

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IMAPS solution v1.2

IMAPS is a user-friendly online questionnaire, designed as a self-assessment tool to assist public service owners to evaluate key  interoperability aspects of their digital public service.

Not only can IMAPS be used to assess the interoperability of any public service – from open data portals, and e-voting platforms, to public procurement services, and much more – it is applicable to services at all levels of government (international, national, regional and local).

Recommendation 5

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LIMAPS v1.0.0

 

This is the Beta version of the Legal Interoperability Maturity Assessment of a Public Service (LIMAPS) survey.

This Beta version of the LIMAPS Survey has been released on the 21 April 2020 on Joinup.

It is a user-friendly online questionnaire, designed as a self-assessment tool to assist public service owners to evaluate key legal interoperability aspects of their digital public service.

The current Beta version of LIMAPS (LIMAPS v1.0.0 Beta) is available at the EU survey portal: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/limaps-beta.

Recommendation 5

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OIMAPS solution v1.00

This is the Beta version of the Organisational Interoperability Maturity Assessment of a Public Service (LIMAPS) survey.

This Beta version of the OIMAPS Survey has been released on the 21 April 2020 on Joinup.

It is a user-friendly online questionnaire, designed as a self-assessment tool to assist public service owners to evaluate key organisational interoperability aspects of their digital public service.

The current Beta version of OIMAPS (OIMAPS v1.0.0 Beta) is available at the EU survey portal: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/oimaps-beta.

Recommendation 5

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SIMAPS solution v1.0.0

his is v1.0.0 of the Semantic Interoperability Maturity Assessment of a Public Service (SIMAPS) survey.

This version of the SIMAPS survey has been released on the 02 July 2020 on Joinup.

It is a user-friendly online questionnaire, designed as a self-assessment tool to assist public service owners to evaluate key semantic interoperability aspects of their digital public service.

The current version of SIMAPS (SIMAPS v1.0.0) is available at the EU survey portal: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/SIMAPS_v_1_0_0

The release is composed of the following elements:

Recommendation 5

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TIMAPS solution v1.0.0

This is the Beta version of the Technical Interoperability Maturity Assessment of a Public Service (TIMAPS) survey.

This Beta version of the TIMAPS survey has been released on the 02 July 2020 on Joinup.

It is a user-friendly online questionnaire, designed as a self-assessment tool to assist public service owners to evaluate key technical interoperability aspects of their digital public service.

The current Beta version of TIMAPS (TIMAPS v1.0.0 Beta) is available at the EU survey portal: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/timaps-beta

This release is composed of the following elements:

Recommendation 5

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OpenPM²

PM² is a Project Management Methodology developed and supported by the European Commission. Its purpose is to enable project teams to manage their projects effectively and deliver solutions and benefits to their organisations and stakeholders. PM² is a light and easy to implement methodology suitable for any type of project. PM² has been custom developed to fit the specific needs, culture and constraints of EU Institutions, but also incorporates elements from globally accepted best practices, standards and methodologies. Recommendation 5