e- Social Security Interoperability Platform

The Slovenian government decided to implement the “Interoperable Data Gathering for e-Social Security” in 2010 following the “National Strategy on Electronic Services Development and Electronic Data Exchange” launched in 2009. The Slovenian government decided to implement the “Interoperable Data Gathering for e-Social Security” with the aim of reducing the efforts by applicants but also to simplify the decision process in relation to the allocation of different social security measures. The system is composed of 4 flexible and reusable building blocks and it has been developed in cooperation with several public and private stakeholders. The system can be defined as an Open eGovernment Service.

Type of content: Assets
Type of asset:
Use case
Big data potential
Policy domains: Employment & Social Security
Phase in the policy cycle:
Policy Implementation
Open license availability
Ease of use
Tags: E-Governance Strategic planning
SWOT Analysis for
e- Social Security Interoperability Platform
Helpful Harmful
Strengths• Efficient and effective public administration with the help of e-government
• Increasing user take-up of online e-government services
• Sharing the infrastructure among public institutions and reuse of different modules and other horizontal measures
• Support for cross-border services: ability of multiple and disparate organisations’ databases to freely and securely exchange and reuse data between their respective system
• Quickly check whether the economic operator meets certain requirements to participate in a certain bid and is eligible to be awarded a contract
Weaknesses• Government institutions agree to share
• Same data standards needed in order for the data to be successfully exchanged and reused between institutions
• Interoperability is a process that can always be improved, as even the most experienced MS are continuously setting new targets for themselves for the coming years
• Adjusting the legislation and policy set-up
Opportunities• European Commission has developed a European Interoperability Framework, which presents a set of guidelines and recommendations to be adopted by MS to promote interoperability between various information systems, from national to local level.
• Reduce administrative burden: bring efficiency to procurement procedures and save time.
• Advance modernisation and digitisation
Threats• Economic crisis
• Cultural sift of public administration
• Requires strong risk management: new risks that materialize frequently
• Requires flexible project management
• Data-protection and security
• Need for strong and stable political support
• Trust between institutions

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