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Member States to make eGovernment services fully interoperable

Indicator Status Evidence
Does the Member State have a National Interoperability Framework? Yes The Slovenian interoperability Portal (NIO - Nacionalni Interoperabilnostni Okvir), launched on 23 October 2010, is the basic cornerstone of the national interoperability framework in Slovenia ( The portal allows different stakeholders to publish standards and guidelines on interoperability, interoperability information, and interoperability assets important at the national level.
Have public administrations aligned their national interoperability frameworks with the European Interoperability Framework? Yes As referred to in EIF v2.0 ( , p.4): “It is important that interoperability frameworks used by public administrations, both national (NIFs) and European (EIF), are aligned as regards how to achieve interoperability so that Member States can agree on the concrete implementation of the EIF recommendations when establishing European public services.” We strive to align our framework with the EIF. NIO portal has been launched and number of measurements has been taken to promote and implement the interoperability. Slovenia adopted the Action plan for e-government development until 2015 introducing number of horizontal projects to enhance interoperability. However, according to the NIFO report Slovenian NIF is weakly aligned with the EIF for most dimensions. NIFO approved this by the following: »Firstly, the interoperability governance was started in April 2011, by nominating 27 authorized representatives of government institutions and technical experts for the editorial board of the NIO portal. Next to this governance structure, no explicit frameworks were found for interoperability governance. Secondly, the NIO portal allows stakeholders to discuss all interoperability levels (legal, organisational, semantic, technical), and initiatives to stimulate the common use of policies and semantic methodologies were found (e.g. XML-schemas, naming and identification principles for data elements and e-documents). Nonetheless, explicit descriptions and in-depth specifications for all interoperability levels were not found. Thirdly, no details about principles, conceptual model or interoperability agreements have been communicated.« To improve the alignment Slovenian NIF with EIF the policy and strategy for interoperability is under preparation, with the main objective to improve this alignment. In the mean time, NIO editorial board and Department for electronic services development within the Ministry of justice and public administration promote/encourage EU interoperability documents and the use of JOINUP portal. In the all recent projects, the analysis of the similar projects published in the JOINUP portal becomes a standard procedure.
Does the NIF take into account the European dimension of public service delivery? Yes The EU dimension has been encouraged through all strategic documents for e-government development in Slovenia and is one of the main objectives. Consequently, it is reflected also in NIO activities.
Is IPv6 supported? Yes

Other initiatives:

An provider independent IPv6 address space and AS number has been acquired and established basic IPv6 visibility using v4>v6 translation mechanisms. There is undergoing planning process to migrate eGovernment services form pure IPv4 to dual stack IP (IPv4 and IPv6) environment without translation mechanism. Estimated steps include networking equipment change, application lab testing, and deployment. There are no plans introducing IPv6 in core and local networks of government network, as there is no functional neither economically justifiable reasons, yet.

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