The DCAT Application profile for data portals in Europe (DCAT-AP) is a specification based on W3C's Data Catalogue vocabulary (DCAT) for describing public sector datasets. Its basic use case is to enable a cross-data portal search for data sets and make public sector data better searchable across borders and sectors. This can be achieved by the exchange of descriptions of data sets among data portals.

Cooperation agreement between the Federal State, the Flemish Region, the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region regarding the alignment of referencing addresses and the linking of address information.

The Common Public Service Vocabulary Application Profile (CPSV-AP) is a data model for describing public services and the associated life and business events.

Open Standards for Linked Organizations / Administrations.

The vocabulary and application profiles that were developed in this project in co-creation with Flemish administrations, local authorities, federal partners, the European Commission and private partners (88 authors), were presented to a wide audience.

Cooperation agreement between the federal, regional and community administrations on the harmonization and alignment of initiatives aiming to realize an integrated e-government.

Cooperation agreement of 2 April 2010 between the Federal State, the Flemish Region, the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region for the coordination of an infrastructure for spatial information.

This cooperation agreement is the partial transposition of Directive 2007/2 / EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 14 March 2007 establishing an infrastructure for spatial information in the Community (INSPIRE).

This style guide for RESTful services is a collaborative effort by several Belgian government institutions. It aims to improve compatibility between RESTful services offered by government institutions or any other organization adopting the guidelines.

Pan-European Public Procurement OnLine (PEPPOL) has developed the Business Interoperability Specifications (BIS) for common eProcurement processes to standardise electronic documents exchanged and validated through an open and secure network, between Access Points for public sector buyers and their suppliers across Europe and beyond.

The G-Cloud programme is the result of a joint initiative by several public institutions: federal public services, institutions of the social security and health sector... The practical realization is steered by the "Cloud Governance Board".

The G-Cloud is a hybrid cloud, on the one hand using services offered by private companies in public cloud environments and, on the other hand, services hosted in government data centers. The management of the G-Cloud is done by the government. The private sector is used extensively for the development and operational activities.

One of the principles of e-government is to minimise administrative formalities. This means that information should only have to be communicated to the government once. This information may relate to personal, company and government data, or a combination of these. 

The information is stored in so-called “authoritative sources” – databases where master data is stored. FPS BOSA guarantees access to these authoritative sources and the fast exchange of information in a uniform and secure way through the Federal Service Bus (FSB).

The Federal Metropolitan Area Network (FedMAN) connects the various federal government services while providing them with central access to the Internet.

Features

Cooperation agreement concerning the Directive 2010/40/EU of the European Parliament and the Council of 7 juli 2010 regarding the framework for deploying intelligent transport systems in the domain of road transport and for the interfacing with other transport methods.

eBirth is an IT-solution which allows to digitize the useful information about the administrative process of a birth notification and to simplify the transfer of this information to all stakeholders.  This means that eBirth replaces the paper versions of these forms and that the information only has to be encoded once.

Protocol agreement between the Federal State and the in article 128, 130, 135 and 138 of the Constitution purposed administrations concerning the creation of a unique digital desk intended for health actors.

Cooperation agreement between the Federal State, the Flemish Region, the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region regarding the Coordination structure for Patrimony Information.

CSAM is a set of agreements and rules to organise identity and access management within e-government.

XML

Extensible Markup Language (XML)

Unicode Transformation Format 8-bit

A JSON-based Serialization for Linked Data.

The Simple Knowledge Organization System (SKOS) is a common data model for sharing and linking knowledge organization systems via the Semantic Web.

RDF

Resource Description Framework (RDF), concepts and semantics.

TLS

Transport Layer Security (TLS)

Internet Protocol version 6, a communication protocol providing a.o. addresses for devices on the internet.

XML Advanced Electronic Signatures (XAdES) is a set of extensions to XML-DSig recommendation making it suitable for Advanced Electronic Signatures.