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 Italy. More detailed information is available on the INSPIRE knowledge base.
Name of public authority
Ministero della Transizione Ecologica
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 44 – 00147 Roma
Alessandra De Cesare
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According to adopted coordination strategy (January 2016) there are three levels in the governance structure (figure above):
Top: governmental level, including the NCP (Ministry of Environment) and the consulting and supporting body created in May 2016 (CNITA), website: http://www.minambiente.it/
Middle: technical coordination level, including the coordination structure (ISPRA, the Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research) and the national body for the Digital Agenda (AGID),
Bottom: operational level, including the National Geoportal (GN), the National Environmental Information System (SINA) and the national geographic metadata catalogue (RNDT).
In May 2016 Italy has set up a body in charge of linking all the public administrations providing spatial data, this body called "Consulta Nazionale per l’Informazione Territoriale e Ambientale" (CNITA) was already envisaged in 2010 in the law transposing the INSPIRE Directive, but never established so far; the figure below shown the coordination structure picture in Italy.
The coordination structure supporting the INSPIRE Implementation and Italian NCP is ISPRA - Via Vitaliano Brancati, 48 - 00144 Roma, Tel. +39 06-5007-1, email: email@example.com; website: https://www.isprambiente.gov.it.
During 2020, the coordination structure (ISPRA) in conjunction with the manager of the national metadata catalogue (RNDT) published guidelines to support administrations to enrich more the compilation of metadata and the correct configuration of network services. Furthermore, in compliance with the new metadata guidelines, AgID as the managing body of the RNDT has updated the catalogue with its national profile, so that it is in line with the technical guides of metadata 2.0, publishing a new updated national guideline on metadata and metadata catalogues (https://geodati.gov.it/geoportale/manuale-rndt).
In parallel, ISPRA as the coordination structure of INSPIRE and reference for e-Reporting towards the European Environmental Agency has launched a process of comparison, through workshops, with regional agencies and national authorities in order to bring the two activities together.