Community Research and Development Information Service - CORDIS

  • European Commission
  • Programmes
  • Coordination (EEC) of the activities of the Member States and the Community institutions for setting up a Community inter-institutional information system, 1983-1992

Official Journal Reference

L 368 of 1982-12-28

Legislative Reference

82/869/EEC of 1982-12-13
To improve communications between the Member States and Community institutions by promoting the coordinated and harmonized exploitation of new techniques combining data and text processing and the use of telecommunications systems.


INSIS is a user-driven programme involving the electronic transmission of written text and electronic messaging, facilities for improving access to information of Community interest, the establishment of video-conferencing facilities, and the horizontal integration of informatics services.


Two lines of action:

- Horizontal actions aimed at preparing the technical and industrial environment and at promoting political consensus;

- Pilot projects aimed at creating experimental systems to assess the technical problems of introducing new technology into administrative environments and the subsequent impact of new technology on working procedures.

Three pilot projects are at an advanced stage:
- Inter-institutional Electronic Mail System (INSEM);
- Video-conferencing;
- Organization of videotex for Members of the European Parliament (Organisation de Videotexte pour les Deputes Europeens (OVIDE)).


The Commission, assisted by a User Advisory Committee, is responsible for coordinating the activities of Member States and Community institutions.

After 12 months the Commission reported to the Council and the European Parliament on the results achieved and put forward appropriate proposals.
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