EP Approves ISA2 Programme on Interoperability Solutions


Officially adopted on 25 November 2015 by the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union, ISA2 programme will begin on January 2016 and last until 31 December 2020 as a continuation of ISA.

ISA programme, which ran from 2010 to 2015, was meant for the modernisation of the EU public sector. The proposal established a programme on interoperability solutions for European public administrations.

ISA2 is not only meant for public administrations but it extends interoperability solutions to businesses and citizens. The new EUR 131 million programme will support the development of interoperable digital solutions, which will be available to all interested public administrations in Europe.

By using ISA2 solutions, administrations can ensure interoperability between different IT systems responsible for the delivery of electronic services, thereby ensuring seamless electronic cross-border or cross-sector interaction between public administrations, businesses and citizens.

ISA2 new programme brings in new elements. It focuses on business and citizens, as well as public administrations, and it has the goal of increasing collaboration and synergies with relevant EC initiatives.

ISA2 also promotes the use and maintenance of the European Interoperability Strategy (EIS) developed by the European Commission’s DG for informatics, as well as the European Interoperability Framework, the European Interoperability Reference Architecture (EIRA) and the European Interoperability Cartography (EICart)

All those interested in ISA2 programme can already save the date for the informative Conference ‘From ISA to ISA2 – new challenges and opportunities’, which will take place on 3 March 2016 in Brussels.

Find more information about the event here.


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