ISA² Mid Term Evaluation published
Strong synergies exist with the 'Connecting Europe Facility in Telecom'.
AD – 06/2019
The ISA² Programme supports a programme on interoperability solutions and common frameworks for European public administrations,
businesses and citizens. ISA² is running from 1 January 2016 until 31 December 2020. The
programme was adopted in November 2015 by the European Parliament and
the Council of European Union.
The ISA² Programme supports the following actions: ISA² actionoverview.
actions, the programme develops interoperability solutions are generally
available for free and can be found here.
compliance with Article 13 of Decision (EU) 2015/2240 establishing the ISA²
programme, the interim
evaluation assessed the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, EU added
value, coherence, utility and sustainability of ISA2. Based on primary data
collected from 129 consulted stakeholders, extensive desk research, and expert
assessments, the evaluation confirms that ISA² performs well in all the
The objectives pursued by ISA² are still pertinent in
relation to the evolving needs and problems in the field of interoperability of
digital public services, and the results achieved so far are aligned with the
objectives of the programme.
progresses and solutions are further developed, the expected results should be
attained, given that the implementation of the programme is continuing as
planned. There are substantial synergies and limited overlaps among ISA²
Moreover, particularly strong synergies exist with the 'Connecting
Europe Facility (CEF) in Telecom', which is a key EU instrument to facilitate cross-border interaction between public administrations, businesses and citizens, by deploying digital service infrastructures (DSIs) and broadband networks. CEF ist the financial supporting framework e.g. for data file transfers for ePrescriptions within eHealth.
Supported projects will contribute to the creation of a European system of interoperable and interconnected digital services that sustain the Digital Single Market. A €1.04 billion budget is earmarked for trans-European digital services for 2014-2020.
ISA² contributed to enhancing cross-border interoperability
and users generally tend to be satisfied with the solutions provided. Overall,
ISA² plays a crucial role in enhancing the interoperability landscape in the
European Union. In light of these findings, the evaluation outlines some
measures to improve the performance of ISA² and future editions of the