NAPCORE stands for National Access Point Coordination Organisation for Europe: it is a newly formed organisation to coordinate and harmonise more than 30 mobility data platforms all over Europe.
EU requirements state that each Member State must establish a National Access Point (NAP): a place where mobility related data is published and made available for use, for example in travel information services.
By now, there are more than 30 operational NAPs in virtually all EU Member States (and beyond). However, it has become apparent, that the NAPs are quite different in their setup and data access interfaces. Also, the data published looks different throughout Europe from a data format and standard perspective.
NAPCORE has been launched as coordination mechanism to improve interoperability of the NAPs as backbone of European mobility data exchange. NAPCORE improves the interoperability of mobility related data in Europe with mobility data standard harmonisation and alignment. Also, NAPCORE empowers NAPs in defining and implementing common procedures and strategy, strengthening their position and supporting steps towards the creation of European-wide solutions to better facilitate the use of EU-wide data.
NAPCORE is coordinated by Bundesanstalt für Straßenwesen (BASt) and includes 35 other partners. Initially, the project will run until the end of 2024, but the goal is to establish a long-lasting and future-oriented platform organisation.
Project website: https://napcore.eu/