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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 The Spanish National Interoperability Framework (NIF), Esquema Nacional de Interoperabilidad is a Royal Decree (4/2010)1 which develops provisions about interoperability stated in the Law40/2015 on the legal regime of the public sector, and is applicable to all public administrations in Spain. This legal approach to implement the NIF embeds interoperability requirements in the legal framework of administrative procedure and eGovernment, thus configuring an integrated coherent and comprehensive approach. The NIF specifically addresses requirements in relation to the implementation of interoperability principles, levels, agreements and governance, plus other issues related to interoperability. The NIF takes into account the European context and recommendations, and systematically links the interoperability instruments of Spain with the equivalent ones in the EU. The NIF is extended through a number of technical interoperability regulations which develop specific requirements necessary to guarantee the more practical and operational aspects of interoperability between public administrations, agencies and citizens. Some of them have already been published in the Official State Gazette in 2011 (about issues like eDocument, eFile, digitisation of documents, Authentic Copies, eSignature policy and certificates, requirements for connection to the administrative network ‘Red SARA’ and the exchange of in-formation between input/output registries). In 2012 other regulations were published regarding the Catalogue of standards, Data Mediation Protocols, data models (semantic assets) and eDocuments management policy. Recently another norm regarding Reuse of public information resources was published in 2013. These technical interoperability regulations are developed in cooperation between all public administrations in Spain following the same cooperative approach which was used to develop the NIF.
Have you aligned your national interoperability frameworks with the European Interoperability Framework? Yes The NIF takes into account the European context and recommendations, and systematically links the interoperability instruments of Spain with the equivalent ones in the EU. See NIFO Factsheet for Spain in: https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/elibrary/factsheet/national-interoperability-framework-observatory-nifo-factsheets
Does your National Interoperability Framework take into account the European dimension of public service delivery? Yes Due to the active participation of Spain in the Programme ISA, the NIF is an early alignment with the European Interoperability Framework and takes into account the European dimension of public service delivery. More practical alignment is foreseen as it will be needed in the future for the development of cross-border services.