Why an EU interoperability policy?
The interoperability of public services is at the very heart of the European project. It is an enabler for cross-border cooperation, free flow of information, exponential innovation. A strengthened EU interoperability governance, co-owned by Member States and the EU, allows to identify needs, experiment possible solutions, develop and scale the best for public reuse. This will help build connected digital public services that are interoperable-by-design across borders and sectors.
Improving public sector interoperability is key to Europe’s digital success and essential to build a strong digital economy – trusted, safe, inclusive, and cooperative.
The Interoperable Europe Act will fundamentally transform the way public administrations in Europe cooperate. There will be a time before and after the Act.
Through the Interoperable Europe Act, we want to create a stronger foundation for the interoperability of European public services. The proposal is the result of an innovative policy design process between the Member States and the European Commission.