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: 

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

Legal Initiatives

Legal initiative Description Recommendations

Short title: Open Data Directive

Title: Directive 2019/1024 on open data and the re-use of public sector information (Recast)

Status:

In force and transposed

The directive promotes the use of open data and lays down the legal framework for the reuse of public-sector information such as geographical, land registry, statistical or legal information held by public-sector bodies or public undertakings, and of publicly funded research data. Public-sector bodies and public undertakings must make their documents available in any pre-existing format or language and, where appropriate, by electronic means in formats that are open, machine readable, accessible, findable and reusable, complete with their metadata. Recommendation 5

Short title: INSPIRE DIRECTIVE

Title: Directive 2007/2/EC on establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community 

Status:

In force and transposed

The INSPIRE Directive lays down general rules setting up an infrastructure for spatial information in Europe for the purposes of European Union (EU) environmental policies and for policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
The European infrastructure builds on that of spatial information that is established and operated by EU countries.
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Short title: General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Title: 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

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) allows European Union (EU) citizens to better control their personal data. It also modernises and unifies rules allowing businesses to reduce red tape and to benefit from greater consumer trust.
The GDPR is part of the EU data protection reform package, along with the data protection directive for police and criminal justice authorities.
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Shor title: Data Governance Act

Title: Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council  on European data governanceCOM(2020) 767 final

Status:

Legislative Proposal

This Proposal aims at creating a legislative framework for the governance of common European data spaces. It proposes measures:
- to unlock more publicly held data for research serving the common good;
- to support voluntary data sharing by citizens (‘data altruism’); and
- to set up an EU-level governance structure to prioritise standardisation needs and improve data interoperability.
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Short title: eProcurement Directive

Title: 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

The legislation specifies that when national authorities use public procurement to invite tenders to provide works, supplies or services, they must treat all applicants equally and not discriminate between them. They must also be transparent in their dealings. Recommendation 5

Short title: Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive

Title: 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

This Directive sets out rules to ensure security in the processing of personal data, the notification of personal data breaches, and confidentiality of communications. It also bans unsolicited communications where the user has not given their consent. Recommendation 5

Short title: European Electronic Communications Code

Title: Directive (EU) 2018/1972 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 establishing the European Electronic Communications Code

Status:

In force and transposed

The Directive:
- establishes a set of updated rules to regulate electronic communications (telecoms) networks, telecoms services, and associated facilities and services;
- sets out tasks for national regulatory authorities and other competent authorities, and establishes a set of procedures to ensure that the regulatory framework is harmonised throughout the EU;
- aims to stimulate competition and increased investment in 5G and very high capacity networks, so that every citizen and business in the EU can enjoy high quality connectivity, a high level of consumer protection and an increased choice of innovative digital services.
 

Short title: Single Digital Gateway Regulation

Title: Regulation (EU) 2018/1724 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 2 October 2018 establishing a single digital gateway to provide access to information, to procedures and to assistance and problem-solving services and amending Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 

Status:

In force

The single digital gateway will facilitate online access to the information, key administrative procedures and assistance and problem-solving services that citizens and businesses may wish to contact if they encounter problems when exercising their internal market rights while living in or doing business in another EU country. Recommendation 5

Short title: Services Directive

Title: Directive 2006/123/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 on services in the internal market

Status:

In force and transposed

This Directive aims to remove barriers to trade in services in the EU, by:
- simplifying administrative procedures for service providers;
- enhancing the rights of consumers and businesses receiving services; and
- fostering cooperation among EU countries.
Recommendation 5

Short title: Law Enforcement Directive

Title: Directive (EU) 2016/680 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 by competent authorities for the purposes of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Council Framework Decision 2008/977/JHA 

Status:

In force and transposed

This Directive aims to better protect individuals’ personal data when their data is being processed by police and criminal justice authorities. It also aims to improve cooperation in the fight against terrorism and cross-border crime in the EU by enabling police and criminal justice authorities in EU countries to exchange information necessary for investigations more efficiently and effectively. The Data Protection Directive for Police and Criminal Justice Authorities is part of the EU data protection reform package along with the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679). Recommendation 5

Open standards and specifications

Standards and Specifications Relevant Recommendations Corresponding Solutions

Name: DCAT-AP

Description: 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

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Name: Core Public Service Vocabulary (CPSV)

Description: 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). 

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Name: ADMS-AP

Description: 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.

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Name: Core Public Service Vocabulary (CPSV-AP)

Description: 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). 

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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