EU Member States have given their green light for a position on the Interoperable Europe Act, the EU Commission proposal for a reinforced interoperability for more efficient digital public services across the EU.
The agreement of the EU Council on its position is an important legislative milestone in making the Interoperable Europe act happen.
With its move, the Council prepares the ground for the final stage in the EU legislative process, before the Interoperable Europe Act proposal can be transformed into EU law.
As the EU Parliament already made its own position on the Act clear in July, all parties are now ready to converge towards a common position on the proposed legislation.
The goal of the Interoperable Europe Act is to strengthen cross-border interoperability between public sector administrations in the EU (in order for them to become more interconnected with each other, while keeping their sovereignty) and to create more user-centric and interconnected digital public services for citizens and businesses within the EU.
To make this a reality, the Act proposes to introduce a governance structure – the Interoperable Europe Board – to steer the interoperability agenda at EU level, mandatory interoperability assessments to discover barriers to interoperability, and solutions and support measures to assist public sector bodies in their journey of digital transformation.
The EU Council’s press release on the Interoperable Europe Act can be consulted here.
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