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Member States should have aligned their national interoperability frameworks to the EIF.

Indicator Status Evidence
Do you have a National Interoperability Framework? Yes Strictly speaking there is not one but see: Considered as a framework here: Germany has no formal National Interoperability Framework defined. Germany has established the following activities to promote interoperability on the different levels set forward by the EIF: • Technical interoperability is achieved by Germany’s standardisation initiative SAGA 5.0. SAGA’s scope of validity covers the federal administration SAGA and is used in procurement, creation and development of software systems. • Semantic interoperability is achieved by the XÖV initiative. • Organisational interoperability is supported by the National Process Library initiative. • Legal interoperability is partly governed by the IT Planning Council and the IT Council respectively. The NIF of Germany is not a single document but a compilation of initiatives that constitute the ongoing efforts around interoperability.
Have you aligned your national interoperability frameworks with the European Interoperability Framework? Yes (According to report on EC website 9 out of 12 EIF principles have been aligned The interoperability agreements described are well aligned with the EIF. SAGA does encourage the use of open specifications and has defined the life cycle of specifications. Germany does have a partial governance framework as such defined. The IT council owns SAGA and is responsible for the definition of its scope and its development. The IT Planning Council also owns the national E-government strategy. It is responsible for its scope, definition and implementation.
Does your National Interoperability Framework take into account the European dimension of public service delivery? Yes The interoperability activities take into account the European dimension of public service delivery. For example XRepository, the central repository and distribution platform for Germany's semantic standardization (XÖV), has an ADMS (Asset Description Metadata Schema) Export Component which enables the export of ADMS-compliant asset descriptions. Benefits are the sharing and reuse of the content with a broader community and the increase of interoperability of German e-Government services across Europe.