Interoperability: An introductory course

Less than an hour

Course details

This course provides a solid understanding about interoperability, including the need for it, the interoperability environment at high level and the respective initiatives of the European Commission. The course also gives insights on the opportunities that can be leveraged to identify the appropriate interoperability modules for the implementation of the services reusing existing  interoperable solutions.

Target audience

This course is aimed at learners who are new to the concept of trans-European e-services and interoperability and it is adjusted to both, technical and non-IT specialists/professionals such as:

  • Young professionals
  • Civil servants
  • Policy makers
  • Legal advisers
  • Project/programme managers
  • System architects and public service designers

Learning objectives

Upon completion of the course learners will:

  • Provide the definition of interoperability identify / describe the main European Interoperability Framework concepts the main enablers and the main barriers for achieving interoperability.
  • Articulate the need for Interoperability and how the concepts of the European Interoperability Framework and respective initiatives facilitate the implementation of significant legal acts for cross border services in the European Economic Area. 
  • Identify, locate, assess, reusable tools and participate to communities that accelerate the creation of the interoperable public services and develop the required advanced digital skills.

Offered by

This content is offered by the European Commission. The European Commission is the European Union's politically independent executive arm. It is alone responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation, and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Section 1 - Interoperability need and definition
  3. Section 2 - Interoperability initiatives and context
  4. Section 3 - Case study
  5. Section 4 - FAQ
  6. Quiz
  7. Certificate of Completion