Horizon2020: BRZ participates in Once-Only Principle Project

06. February 2017

This project is part of the EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 and will contribute to increasing the efficiency of the Digital Single Market. The project kick-off took place in Tallinn, Estonia at the end of January.

The project will ensure that information is supplied to public administrations only once regardless of the company's country of origin, therefore eliminating unnecessary burdens for European businesses who are asked to repeatedly present the same data and documents. According to the “Once-Only” principle, public bodies should take action to share data with each other, both nationally (across sectors) and across borders.

This calls for a generic and scalable solution to interconnect different systems. Building bridges between data consumer applications and data sources such as Business Registries, without interfering with existing national infrastructures requires an innovative federated architecture on a cross-border, collaborative, panEuropean scale. Austria will make its contribution to the project by adapting the Business Service Portal (Unternehmensserviceportal). The consortium for this project consists of the BRZ, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Finance, the Austrian Federal Chancellery and the Danube University Krems.

The Once-Only Principle Project has a budget of 8 million Euros, funded by the Horizon 2020 programme from the European Union. The consortium is composed of participants from 21 countries. The goal is to connect 60 information systems from at least 20 countries.


The Once-Only Principle Project