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In the INSPIRE Committee meeting on 8 April 2013, it was agreed to set up a Commission expert group called INSPIRE This is the collaboration space for the INSPIRE Maintenance and Implementation Group (MIG) with representatives of the INSPIRE national contact points. The tasks of the INSPIRE MIG shall be:
The basis of the work of the MIG and its sub-groups will be a common work programme that will be based on issues and change requests submitted by INSPIRE stakeholders. The MIG was formally established and started its work in October 2013.
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and the actions under the Maintenance and Implementation Work Programme (MIWP 2021-2024). Based on the emerging policy landscape defined by the European Strategy for Data, and the status of the implementation and impact of INSPIRE, the new work programme, endorsed during the 12th MIG meeting, will focus on the following key strategic objectives:
These key objectives will be grouped into the following main areas of work for the work programme:
These new strategic directions guide the work programme and should result in immediate actions to demonstrate that the INSPIRE Directive can be implemented in a proportionate, faster and pragmatic way.
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The MIG is structured in two permanent sub-groups focusing on technical (MIG-T) and policy-related (MIG-P) aspects as well as a number of temporary sub-groups focusing on specific actions defined in the maintenance and implementation work programme (MIWP).
The MIG is complemented by a pool of experts drawn from the stakeholder community. The experts in this pool will be called upon when MIG sub-groups are formed to address specific implementation or maintenance issues, but will also provide the opportunity to reach out to experts involved or interested in particular aspects of INSPIRE implementation or maintenance.
The results of the INSPIRE evaluation (REFIT) and the implementation report provide a clear picture on the implementation of the INSPIRE Directive at its half-way point. A lot of progress has been made but there is no single country which has fully implemented the Directive to date. At the same time, the most challenging deadlines are still ahead. Further to the orientation debate at the MIG-P in December 2015, it was agreed to translate the direction provided by the MIG-P into a renewed and reviewed Work Programme for the collaboration between the EU level partners and the Member States, the MIWP 2016-2020.
See MIWP 2016-2020 for further details.
The initial MIWP was created based on input from the MIG in 2014 and last updated in 2015.
The following temporary MIWP sub-groups are currently active:
Meeting minutes of the MIG and MIG-T meetings are available at: