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Staff Working Document on the REFIT evaluation of the INSPIRE Directive (SWD(2016)273)

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COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT Evaluation Accompanying the document REPORT FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT On the implementation of Directive 2007/2/EC of March 2007 establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community (INSPIRE) pursuant to article 23

The Directive establishing an Infrastructure for Spatial Information in the European Community, INSPIRE Directive came into force 15 May 2007. It is implemented in various steps with full implementation expected by 21 October 2020. The actions envisaged by this instrument aim at removing obstacles hampering the sharing of data between and across all levels of government According to Article 23 of the Directive, the Commission had to present a report on the implementation of INSPIRE to the European Parliament and to the Council by 15 May 2014.  In addition, this Commission Staff Working Document (SWD) provides the evaluation identified in the Regulatory Fitness and Performance (REFIT) programme in 2013. It aims at assessing whether the INSPIRE Directive is still fit-for-purpose at the half way mark of its implementation

INSPIRE Directive evaluation
European Commission
Published Date: 
Tuesday, August 16, 2016