A first public draft version of the European Interoperability Framework (EIF) is now available.
The eEurope Action Plan 2005 calls on the European Commission ‘to issue an agreed interoperability framework to support the delivery of pan-European eGovernment services to citizens and enterprises. It will address information content and recommend technical policies and specifications for joining up public administration information systems across the EU. It will be based on open standards and encourage the use of open source software’ (Action Plan page 10).
I’m the Danish representative in the working group that created the EIF.