Since its start in 2016 the EU EIP has published five annual reports about the status of the National Access Points (NAP) across Europe. The annual NAP report 2020 is the final one, describing the deployment status of NAPs in Europe as well as harmonising work on metadata, common features, data standards and common formats, harmonised declaration of compliance, and other issues, related to the Commission Delegated Regulations for ITS Directive priority actions.
We have seen over the last five years that the number of NAPs is still growing, though not in a harmonized way. The so-called NAP map (link) shows the status based on the NAP survey 2020.
The status of implementation of NAPs in Europe is based on a yearly survey sent to all Member States. The survey per country was completed by responsible ministries, National Access Points and related National Bodies. In total 25 MS, Norway and the United Kingdom have responded to the 2020 survey, an almost 100% coverage of the status of NAPs in the European Union.
Harmonisation of NAPs
Besides monitoring the status of NAPs in Europe, this report highlights a number of topics that have been developed by EU EIP supporting international harmonisation:
NAP Common Features and Level of Service. It can be used by NAP operators and implementers to check the features and LoS of their NAP. The support document can be downloaded here.
With respect to metadata strategic guidance has been provided in the form of a “Metadata Guideline”. The revised “Coordinated Metadata Catalogue” (2019) includes multi-modal data and services.
Uniform Declarations of Compliance for priority actions B, C and E have been developed in cooperation with stakeholders.
Based on the survey 2020 the NAP map is updated and shows a quick view of all NAPs in Europe including the weblinks.