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 2021 acquired in December 2021 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 Ecological Transition) and the consulting and supporting body created in May 2016 (CNITA), website: https://www.mite.gov.it; website: CNITA
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.
At the end of 2021, CNITA drew up a specific governance plan, supporting as a country the action to improve its metadata and services and produced an operational action plan (POA) for each element necessary for the full implementation of the INSPIRE Directive, as well as for the promotion of geographic information in general. One of the actions envisaged by the POA is to accompany public administrations by anticipating specific training and information webinars on a quarterly basis, as well as preliminary monitoring actions with the same frequency in order to evaluate the evolutionary trend of the country.