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Background and goals

Interoperability of information

All government services, actions and decision-making are essentially based on information and knowledge. Public administrations must maintain and use information in a cost-effective, secure manner and publish it as openly as possible for different actors to use. However, information can only be managed if we know exactly what we are managing.


The semantic interoperability of information is realized when the meaning of information that moves between different actors is maintained and understood, in consensus, between all the actors involved. Technical interoperability means the coordination of data transfer techniques.

Interoperability Method and Platform

The Finnish interoperability project, a national application and implementation of the European Interoperability Framework (EIF), was a two year project that concluded at the end of year 2018. The project developed and released both the Interoperability Method and the technical Interoperability Platform. 


The Interoperability Platform and the tools provide an unique ID, URI, for each resource. In that manner the resources can be referenced anywhere by using that URI.  

The tools of the Interoperability Platform

The three major tools provided by the Interoperability Platform are the following: