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Interoperability Barometer

Research Areas

Interoperability Assessment, e-Government, e-Business



The purpose of the Interoperability Barometer is to provide a generic view of the status of interoperability readiness at local and regional level, i.e. in the countries of South-Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean, which are found within the range of influence of the Greek Interoperability Centre, through the use of metrics on interoperability-related factors.



Business Case

The goal of the Interoperability Barometer is to improve the stakeholders' (policy makers, academics, researchers) understanding on interoperability at regional level by capitalizing on important interoperability-related knowledge that touches mainly upon the policy, research and practice domains. In this direction, it involves a structured collection of indicators, associated with the dimension of interoperability governance, and the detection and aggregation of relevant information, made available through a web-based processing and reporting system, which supports simple data entry and management through standardized data forms, interconnection with the database and automatic generation of reports. Advanced features include the generation of tables, charts and comparative figures.


Its scope of application covers South-Eastern Europe and the Mediterranean, i.e. a region that is, at least partially, yet immature with regard to interoperability developments. The information available through the Interoperability Barometer demonstrator may be used for the purposes of awareness raising on the countries' interoperability status, benchmarking and enabling best practices dissemination and reuse.


The system is scalable and allows the incorporation of more indicators or countries upon demand. Moreover, it supports user management and can be remotely accessed, enabling access and data entry or validation from multiple authorized users, and offering as a result the potential for other entities or organizations to contribute to the Interoperability Barometer by adding or editing information on the country they represent.


IOP Barometer website

The Interoperability Barometer Website



Interoperability Features

The Interoperability Barometer incorporates a comprehensive collection of metrics on interoperability-related factors. These metrics include qualities, such as the existence of a national interoperability strategy/framework as well as indications e.g. on the number of interoperability-related projects or cases with a good practice label implemented by a country, being thus both qualitative and quantitative, and are structured in six thematic areas, namely:


  1. Interoperability as a strategic goal
  2. National Interoperability Frameworks
  3. Interoperability Projects and Activities
  4. National Interoperability Practices
  5. e-Government Interoperability
  6. e-Business Interoperability


IOP Barometer Axes

Interoperability Barometer Axes



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