Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (ISA)


Administrative procedures have the reputation of being lengthy, time-consuming and costly. Electronic collaboration between Public administrations can make these procedures quicker, simpler and cheaper for all parties concerned, in particular when transactions need to be done cross-border and/or cross-sector.


The Interoperability Solutions for European Public Administrations (ISA) program of the European Commission facilitates such transactions through more than 40 Actions organized into five categories:

and four clusters:

Our interest in the Semantics of Service immediately engages us with two Actions falling within the Trusted Information Exchange cluster:

Common services – Action 1.1 – Improving semantic interoperability in European eGovernment systems.

Common frameworks – Action 1.3 – Accessing Member State information resources at European level.