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.
The Ministry for 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 2020, the geoportal of MEE (geoportal.ypen.gr) provided access to 59 datasets. The metadata catalogue is linked to the INSPIRE Geoportal since November 2018.
The catalogue is continuously optimized and new datasets will be added. In late 2020, a project regarding the harmonization of the Priority Datasets started. It is expected to be completed by the end of 2021. On the occasion of the harmonization project, the PDS list was revisited in order to be updated and to identify more spatial e-reporting datasets. This task is expected to contribute to the modernization of reporting data creation and maintenance.
Eleven 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. On this basis, a Strategy for the Greek NSDI was prepared in 2020. The Strategy went through a public consultation procedure and is expected to be adopted in 2021. The NSDI Strategy is expected to trigger the necessary administrative and legal changes in order to move forward with the implementation of INSPIRE in Greece and the creation of the NSDI.
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Ministry for Environment and Energy