New Interoperable Europe Act proposal adopted
22/11/2022

New Interoperable Europe Act proposal adopted

  • Lucy Hammond
  • 22/11/2022

The Commission has adopted the Interoperable Europe Act proposal, which will support the creation of a network of digital public administrations to accelerate the digital transformation of Europe’s public sector. This act will help create a secure exchange of cross-border data and to share digital solutions. There is also an expected cost saving aspect through this act of between €5.5 and €6.3 million for citizens and between €5.7 and €19.2 billion for businesses dealing with public administrations. 

The Interoperable Europe Act introduces: 

  • A structured EU cooperation where public administrations, supported by public and private actors, come together in the framework of projects co-owned by Member States, as well as regions and cities. 

  • Mandatory assessments to evaluate the impact of changes in information technology (IT) systems on cross-border interoperability in the EU. 

  • The sharing and reuse of solutions, often open source, powered by an ‘Interoperable Europe Portal' – a one-stop-shop for solutions and community cooperation. 

  • Innovation and support measures, including regulatory sandboxes for policy experimentation, GovTech projects to develop and scale up solutions for reuse, and training support. 

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The Interoperable Europe Act’s aim of facilitating the digital transformation of Europe’s public administrations has also been the overarching objective of the DT4REGIONS and Go Li.EU (Governance of the Living-in.EU community) projects, in which ERRIN is a partner. DT4REGIONS offers a European Platform for Regions to enable AI and Big Data collective solutions of public interest. Living-in.EU movement aims to reach and support cities and regions in their digital development through co-creation with citizens.