Reviewing the EU Member States’ Governance of INSPIRE

joep Crompvoets, Ian Masser, Glenn Vancauwenberghe, Eva Pauknerova

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    This presentation reviews the ongoing governance efforts of National Member States of the European Union to successfully implement INSPIRE. In order to achieve this, it is necessary to establish a measure of governance between the users and providers of the information so that information and knowledge can be combined. The effective implementation of infrastructures for spatial information before 2021 requires governance by all those with an interest in the establishment of such infrastructures, whether as contributors or users. By governance we mean the structures, policies, actors and institutions by which INSPIRE is managed through decisions on accessing, sharing, exchanging and using the relevant available spatial information. Appropriate governance instruments which extend to the various levels of government and take account of the distribution of powers and responsibilities within the Member States should therefore be established. This presentation systematically reviews the governance of INSPIRE at Member State level based on the qualitative country reports (2013 and 2016), and the experiences of the INSPIRE Monitoring and Implementation groups. The review includes the different types of instruments used and how these instruments are effectively used. The review outcomes could contribute to enhance the understanding of governing INSPIRE in the different EU member states.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventINSPIRE Conference 2016 - Barcelona, Spain
    Duration: 26 Sep 201630 Sep 2016


    ConferenceINSPIRE Conference 2016
    Abbreviated titleINSPIRE EU2016
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