The INSPIRE Directive sets the minimum conditions for interoperable sharing and exchange of spatial data across Europe as part of a larger European Interoperability Framework and the e-Government Action Plan that contributes to the Digital Single Market Agenda. Article 21 of INSPIRE Directive defines the basic principles for monitoring and reporting. More detailed implementing rules regarding INSPIRE monitoring and reporting have been adopted as Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1372 on the 19th August 2019.
This country fiche highlights the progress in the various areas of INSPIRE implementation. It includes information on monitoring 2020 acquired in December 2020 and Member States update.
A high-level view on the governance, use and impact of the INSPIRE Directive in Czech Republic. More detailed information is available on the INSPIRE knowledge base.
Name of the public authority
CENIA, česká informační agentura životního prostředí
Vršovická 1442/65, Praha 10, 100 10
+ 420 267 225 226
+ 420 271 742 306
Organisation’s website URL
Contact person (if available)
+ 420 267 225 308
Contact person - substitute (if available)
+ 420 267 225 294
The full year of pandemic restrictions has made the national coordinators to focus mainly on the technical aspects of the implementation, while the non-technical has lagged behind. New tools supporting the data providers in creation of metadata 2.0 have been published at the national INSPIRE geoportal (https://geoportal.gov.cz). Czech data providers have had the opportunity to create and validate their metadata; support has been provided by publication of a metadata handbook, a video guidance, and a record from a metadata webinar. Based on that a significant progress has been made in reaching metadata 2.0 compliance, consequently, in increasing the score of monitoring indicators.
The non-technical aspects of the implementation, such as the amendment of the Law on INSPIRE, described already in the Country fiche 2020, are currently delayed. On contrary a substantial intent of an act on National Spatial Data Infrastructure, being the umbrella law for the national and the INSPIRE infrastructure, was prepared within the year 2020. A significant time has been devoted to the relation of the current INSPIRE law and the planned NSDI law.
Preparatory works for an update of the Strategy for development of infrastructure for spatial information in the Czech Republic till 2020 have started.