The original CPSV-AP was prepared in the context of Action 2016.29 – Accessing Member State information resources at European level – Catalogue of Services of the European Commission’s Interoperability for European Public Administrations (ISA) programme. The CPSV-AP has been seen as a first step for creating a model for describing public services related to business and life events, to facilitate the set-up of catalogues of services oriented to businesses and citizens.
This document defines an update to the Core Public Service Vocabulary Application Profile version 2.2. (CPSV-AP v2.2.1). The update finds its motivation in the experience of implementing version 2.2 of the CPSV-AP by different MSs and stakeholders and consequent requests received from them in GitHub or during webinars and the workshop organised in Belgium.
The main updates of this version are:
- Inconsistencies between the distributions of CPSV-AP have been fixed.
- As the authoritative source of the codelist COFOG referred to in the CPSV-AP specification v2.1 for dct:type of Public Service is no longer publicly available, COFOG was removed from the specifications of the CPSV-AP.
- For the class "Public Organization", the range of dct:spatial was changed from skos:Concept to dct:Location. The cardinality was also changed from [1..1] to [1..n].
To find out more about the process and methodology that was followed, the Working Group, its members and the tools that supported the process, visit the following page:
 European Commission. Interoperability for European Public Administrations (ISA). Accessing Member State information resources at European level. http://ec.europa.eu/isa/actions/01-trusted-information-exchange/1-3action_en.htm
 European Commission. Interoperability for European Public Administrations (ISA). http://ec.europa.eu/isa/index_en.htm
 https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/event/catalogue-services-webinar-reuse-and-implementation-cpsv-ap-19-march-2018 and https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/event/catalogue-services-webinar-reuse-and-implementation-cpsv-ap-23-april-2018