A Public Policy Implementation Approach is an architectural building block of the EIRA Legal view supporting the Legal interoperability layer of the European Interoperability Framework. It is also included in Key Information Exchange Enablers.

Public Policy Implementation Approach is a specialisation of Resource1. It contains specific rules and processes finalised at implementing a policy through organisations, persons, objects or events. It is influenced by a Regulatory State and a Delegation of Powers which determine the role of the organisation, person, object or event.

Four Scenarios are common, for each of these there is a recommended interoperability focus:

  • Option A - The Controlled Scenario: This approach is characteristic of a public policy centralisation of powers and a strongly regulatory state. The recommended interoperability focus is on semantic interoperability (i.e. data architecture, base registries)
  • Option B - The Normative Scenario: This approach is characteristic of a public policy delegation of powers and a strongly regulatory state. The recommended interoperability focus is on technology interoperability (i.e. interoperability specifications)
  • Option C - The Federated Scenario: This approach is characteristic of a public policy centralisation of powers and a softly regulatory state. The recommended interoperability focus is on organizational interoperability (i.e. interoperability agreements)
  • Option D - The Subsidiarity Scenario: This approach is characteristic of a public policy delegation of powers and a softly regulatory state. The recommended interoperability focus is on legal interoperability (i.e. interoperability frameworks, interoperability reference architecture)

The Public Policy Implementation Approach ABB is a key interoperability enabler salient for legal interoperability because it influences the way legislation is created to implement a public policy, and sets its focus.


Example

The following implementation is an example on how this specific Architecture Building Block (ABB) can be instantiated as a Solution Building Block (SBB):

The Customs 2020 Programme
Customs 2020 is an EU cooperation programme providing national customs administrations with the possibility to create and exchange information and expertise. It allows developing and operating major trans-European IT systems in partnership and establishing various human networks by bringing together national officials from across Europe. The programme has a budget of € 547.3 million and will run for 7 years from January 1 2014.



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Source: European Interoperability Reference Architecture (EIRA version 3) (url) (with information on the 3rd release at the website of the ISA² - Interoperability solutions for public administrations, businesses and citizens).