In recognition of the importance of interoperability and the specific challenges presented in the context of a city, the commission (DG DIGIT and DG CONNECT) commissioned a two companies Proposal for a european framework for interoperability for smart cities and communities . Although there has been set up a EIF for electronic administration since 2010, this is the first time that the concepts and ideas developed there are adapted to the local context.
The framework was developed using and finding complementarities with previous initiatives and ongoing, as the non-aligned movement Living-in.EU , European Interoperability framework (EIF) in 2017, the minimum Mechanisms Interoperability (MIMs Plus) and the results of initiatives funded by the eu (such as Connecting Europe Facility (FSB), the Digital Building Blocks , Smart Cities Marketplace , Intelligent Cities Challenge or Digital Transition Partnership ) together with other projects financed by the eu ( Synchronicity , Triangulum , etc.).
The EIF4SCC aims to provide a generic framework of interoperability of all kinds and how it can contribute to the development of a (more) city/scp. This will pave the way for services for citizens and businesses to provide not only in one city, but also in all cities, regions and border controls.