INSPIRE Knowledge Base


Permanent Committee on Cadastre in the EU
Mission and Objectives: 
Our mission : to create an adequate space in which to promote the full awareness of the activities developed by the European Union and the Member States related with Cadastre and, by means of this information, to develop strategies and propose common initiatives with the aim of achieving greater co-ordination among the different European cadastral systems and their users. The main objectives of the Permanent Committee on Cadastre in the European Union are: To constitute a network of information on Cadastre to facilitate the exchange of information, expertise and best practices among the members of the Permanent Committee on Cadastre: The directors of the Institutions that form part of the Permanent Committee will exchange available information, either in response to specific querie raised by other members, or by the general distribution of information to all members. Members will answer any survey and questionnaire that may be conducted in order to improve this information. To represent a privileged link between cadastral institutions and the organs of the European Union and other entities requiring cadastral information to carry out their activities: One of the principal functions of the Committee will be to study and present to the organs of the European Union co-ordinated proposals on diverse aspects affecting territorial databases. This function will be especially important when the subject of debate are proposed European regulations scheduled for future approval. In this regard, the Permanent Committee can also play an important role as point of contact for companies developing software or other commonly used products, to attempt to create a more standard demand. This same initiative can be applied to cost studies of these products when they are distributed throughout the different Member States. To achieve these objectives, the Permanent Committee on Cadastre in the European Union will follow a system of specialisation consisting of: Focusing its work exclusively on the Cadastre and on the users of cadastral information. Limiting its activity to the Member States of the European Union and to the candidate countries for adhesion. Limiting the representation of each Member States to a single institution per country. It is the prerogative of each Member States to select the institution that will represent it.
Formal Mandate: 
Permanent non profit organization of the European Cadastral Administrations
The Permanent Committee on Cadastre in the European Union is constituted as an association of the European Union Member States’ Cadastral Official Institutions. Taking into consideration the influence of the Cadastre on the legal systems and the economies of the EU and the Member States, the PCC’s main purpose - in compliance with the contents of the PCC’s Common Principles - is to serve as a network of excellence on Cadastre, thus facilitating the exchange of information, expertise and best practices among its members. PCC represents a privileged link between Cadastral Organizations and the organs within the European Union and other institutions requiring information to carry out their activities.
Members of the PCC are the Cadastral Institutions of the Member States of the European Union which has the specific legal responsibility in creating and updating the land parcel’s alphanumerical and graphical geo-referenced information or its coordination at national level. Each Member State can only be represented by one single public organization. If different institutions in a Member State hold competences in the area of Cadastre, the institution represented in the PCC acts as a link between those institutions and the PCC. This commitment is fulfilled by communicating the pertinent information to them (Coordination Clause).

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • contribute to cost/benefit analysis of the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    Europe and its partners
    Societal Sector
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    The association's members already participated actively in several meetings related to the Inspire Directive