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 2019 acquired in December 2019 and Member States update.
The Ministry of Environment and Energy (MEE), has the responsibility for the creation and maintenance of the NSDI and the INSPIRE implementation. MEE has developed a geoportal (geoportal.ypen.gr), in which the priority datasets are available “as-is” through discovery, view and download services. At the end of 2019, the geoportal of MEE (geoportal.ypen.gr) provided access to 57 datasets. The metadata catalogue is linked to the INSPIRE Geoportal since November 2018.
The catalog is continuously optimized and new datasets will be added. Additionally, the compliance to the INSPIRE specifications as regards the interoperability of spatial datasets will be addressed in 2020.
Nine years after the INSPIRE transposition law, which also was the legal basis for the development of the NSDI for the first time in Greece, and after the continuous administrative changes, the organizational scheme must be reviewed and reorganized, in order to support the MEE to fulfill its purpose and engage other public authorities by providing spatial data and services.
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Name of public authority
Ministry for Environment and Energy