Commission’s report shows good performance of EU interoperability programme for public administrations, businesses and citizens

The Commission published yesterday a report outlining that the ISA² Programme (i.e. Interoperability solutions for public administrations, businesses and citizens) is well on track. Running from 1 January 2016 until 31 December 2020, the ISA² Programme supports the development of digital solutions that enable public administrations, businesses and citizens in Europe to benefit from interoperable cross-border and cross-sector public services. This is also the main instrument to support the implementation of the European Interoperability Framework and to meet the objectives of the eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020. The interim evaluation confirms that the implementation of ISA2 is well-aligned to relevant EU initiatives such as the Connecting Europe Facility and the Structural Reform Support Programme and the overall EU policy framework related to the digitalisation of EU public administrations. Stakeholders using ISA2 agree that the programme plays a central role in improving the interoperability landscape in the EU and complements and supports the efforts of European public administrations to foster the digitisation of the publicsector in Europe. Next steps of the programme will include more awareness raising and advisory efforts in regional and local administrations, improving the quality of existing solutions through a user-driven approach and ensuring that the results achieved by the programme are sustainable. After the conclusion of the ISA2 programme in 2020, the Commission will continue to pursue these objectives under the proposed Digital Europe programme for 2021-2027, which will shape and support the digital transformation of Europe’s society and economy. More information on the ISAinterim evaluation can be found here. The full report is available here.