Towards the European Interoperability Strategy†
The development and wide extension of cross-border and cross-sectoral services between public administrations in the European Union takes place in a complex and diverse context. During the IDA and IDABC programmes, a considerable number of sectoral services have been deployed, providing a valuable experience about the problems to be tackled. Also multilateral services developed by Member States, using common infrastructures provided by IDA/IDABC, contribute with interesting lessons learnt. However there is still a long and perhaps winding road to walk.
Questions remain about how to eliminate possible organisational or technical barriers, how to avoid the adoption of redundant or overlapping solutions, or which kind of common services or infrastructures might be needed in the coming years. But maybe the main question for the near future is how to create adequate conditions that facilitate and promote the quick, ﬂexible and cost-effective development, deployment and delivery of cross-border and cross-sectoral services by public administrations across Europe.