The previous MIG subgroup 2016.2 carried out activities to simplify and streamline monitoring and reporting under the INSPIRE Directive. The outcomes of their work were the 2016 INSPIRE country fiches (http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/INSPIRE-in-your-Country) and the draft proposal for new INSPIRE Reporting Decision. The proposal for a new Reporting Decision was endorsed by MIG and received a positive opinion by the INSPIRE Committee in November 2018.
The current system of monitoring is based on data provided by MS through envelopes in EEA Reportnet (http://rod.eionet.europa.eu/obligations/692). The indicators are calculated based on the data provided and displayed through INSPIRE Dashboard (https://inspire-dashboard.eea.europa.eu/#/). Reporting is based on three years reports provided by MS also through envelope in EEA Reportnet (http://rod.eionet.europa.eu/obligations/614). It is usually a PDF or DOC file with a reporting structure accordingly to an agreed template. Reports provided by MS in 2016 were used as input for development of country fiches.
The purpose of this work is to develop a new monitoring and reporting system in accordance with new Reporting Decision. The new monitoring and reporting system should be based on the monitoring indicators that are calculated automatically from the metadata. The reporting part should be based on the online system of the country fiches, which include as an integral part a dashboard with graphical and numerical visualization of calculated indicators.