Policy Context and Legal Framework
The National Interoperability Framework, established in Article 42, Section 1, of Law 11/2007 of 22 June, on Citizens’ eAccess to Public Services, is aimed at creating the conditions necessary to guarantee an adequate level of technical, semantic and organisational interoperability of the systems and applications used in the Public Administration, allowing the exercise of rights and the fulfilment of obligations through eAccess to public services, while acting in the interest of effectiveness and efficiency.
Royal Decree 4/2010, of 8 January, regulating the National Interoperability Framework for eGovernment, establishes in Additional Provision 1 the development of a series of Technical Interoperability Standards (Interoperability Agreements), which must be complied with in the Public Administration.
These Technical Interoperability Standards have been developed with the participation of all Public Administrations (General State, Regional Local) in Spain through the Administration Bodies with competences in the field of eGovernment. They are being published in the Official Gazette and thery are available at the Portal Administracion Electronica (PAE) <http://administracionelectronica.gob.es/?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=P60215901274203521811&langPae=es>.
During the last four years more than a hundred experts of Public Administrations have contributed to their elaboration.