Posted on 12-02-2013

Today, the Core Public Service Vocabulary has entered in public review period. Anyone interested is invited to provide feedback until 27 February 2013 (inclusive).

In December 2012, the ISA Programme launched the Core Public Service Vocabulary (CPSV) initiative as part of Action 1.1 on improving semantic interoperability in European e-Government systems. The CPSV is a simplified, reusable and extensible data model that captures the fundamental characteristics of a service offered by public administrations.

The CPSV is designed to make it easy to exchange basic information about the functions carried out by the public sector and the services in which those functions are carried out. By using the vocabulary, organisations publishing data about their services will for example enable:

  • easier discovery of those services within and across countries;
  • easier discovery of the legislation and policies that underpin service provision;
  • easier comparison of similar services provided by different organisations.

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