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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 Maintenance and Implementation Group (MIG) with representatives of the INSPIRE national contact points. The tasks of the INSPIRE MIG shall be:
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.