The EU EIP project has published the ‘EU EIP Annual report 2017 about NAPs’ (link), giving an overview of the state of the art of National Access Points in Europe. Among others it includes a list of web links of NAPs in operation.
Besides the EU EIP Annual NAP report 2017 several other NAP supporting documents were published as well:
1) NAP Common Features and Level of Service (link). This document describes a set of features to encourage good practice, help make existing and future National Access Point services available to a wide audience, facilitate data sharing, and to promote the discovery of datasets. A total of 18 features are covered in this report:
- Access - gaining access to the NAP and basic features
- Communication – engaging with data consumers and publishers
- Finding datasets – helping data consumers need to find datasets they want
- Update and maintenance – ensuring information is current and the NAP is maintained
- Dataset information – additional dataset information that should be provided by the NAP
Each feature has a description, reasons for being included, examples, and benefits.
Any feedback or comments to help improve and update the document is welcome so please download, read, and let us know what you think! Contacts: Jacqueline Barr - firstname.lastname@example.org
2) A Metadata Guideline report (link) gives guidance how to apply Metadata in existing and future NAPs. The intended audience are organisations responsible for NAPs as well as NAP users with interest in Metadata usage within NAPs. Again any feedback and comments to help improve and update the document is appreciated so please download, read, and let us know what you think! Contact: Peter Lubrich - email@example.com
3) Self declaration forms for Real Time Traffic Information’ (link). The main reason for EU EIP to develop such forms is to reduce a lot of administrative burden for all parties. This will be of benefit for NAP operators, National Bodies dealing with assessments, as well as data suppliers and Service Providers. These forms are developed in close cooperation with TISA. A self declaration form for ‘safety related traffic information’ is available as well.
Lead of EU EIP sub-activity Monitoring and Harmonisation of National Access Points in Europe
Photo: EC Workshop (Brussels – 21 February 2018) Bringing together National Bodies and National Access Point operators. EU EIP promoted the new ‘self declaration forms for Real Time Traffic Information. From Commission side Pedro Barradas (DG Move) announced that he will publish these forms ‘self assessment for compliance’ on the new EC webpage National Access Points (link).