EU: SEMIC.EU repository registers 100th interoperability asset

March 20, 2009  |  Uncategorized

The Semantic Interoperability Centre Europe’s repository of interoperability assets has passed an important milestone. Two new core components were provided by the French Ministry of Budget’s General Directorate for State Modernisation (DGME), pushing the number of available solutions into the triple digits.

The 100th asset is a specification of “Financial Institution” in France. It is used as a standard to describe an institution, such as a bank, building society, credit union, stock brokerage, or similar business.

Other data models and solutions span domains as diverse as employment and energy, agriculture and public health.

SEMIC.EU cooperates with numerous European projects and experts. Among the providers are the European Commission itself, Eurostat, the eGovernment units of Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands, regional agencies from Italy and Spain as well as international organisations like OASIS and the Dublin Core Metadata Initiative.

Examples of transnational interoperability assets:

Examples of national models include:

As a service, SEMIC.EU gives active support to eGovernment projects that intend to reuse existing semantic solutions tailored to their own needs.

The Semantic Interoperability Centre Europe is one of the “horizontal measures” of the European Commission’s programme “Interoperable Delivery of European eGovernment Services to public Administrations, Businesses and Citizens” (IDABC). Others include the European Interoperability Framework (EIF), the Open Source Observatory and Repository ( and the European Union Public Licence (EUPL).

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