|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Informatics (DIGIT)|
|Series Details||COM (2022) 720|
Legislative initiative - tabled by the European Commission on 18 November 2022 - aimed at strengthening cross-border interoperability and cooperation in the public sector across the European Union (EU). The initiative is also known as the Interoperable Europe Act.
Member States of the European Union have been investing intensely in the digitisation of their public administration. However, the digital transformation of the public sector has not been complemented by interoperability across the EU. Interoperability involved the sharing of information and knowledge between organisations through the business processes they support, by means of exchanging data between their network and information systems. This cannot be achieved solely by technical means; it needs agreements and established processes between different organisations, aligned data descriptions, laws that allow for those data exchanges and structured long-term cooperation.
Regulating cross-border interoperability is essential to further development and completion of the EU's Digital Single Market. The specific objectives of this draft law include:
The legislative proposal was adopted by the European Commission on 18 November 2022, alongside an accompanying Communication.
|Subject Categories||Internal Markets|
|Subject Tags||Civil Administration, Digital Single Market [DSM], Information Society|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|