The purpose of INSPIRE KEN is to help our members to implement INSPIRE directive.

Aim, objectives and mission of the KEN

Our mission and objectives are to:

  • establish a network of INSPIRE experts;
  • follow the development of the INSPIRE regulations;
  • support EuroGeographics policy towards European data interoperability;
  • share knowledge amongst members; and
  • promote experiences on implementation of the INSPIRE directive among members.

Topics of interest

The main topics and subject area(s) of interest and discussion by the KEN are the following:

  1. Implementation of the INSPIRE directive
  2. Evolution of products due to INSPIRE
  3. Progress in INSPIRE related activities
    • European Location Services
    • MIG
    • UN-GGIM

Work plan

The INSPIRE KEN maintains a work plan which is updated annually.

Upcoming events

The INSPIRE KEN is planning the following activities:

  • 2019
    • 27th March 2019 – webinar “News on INSPIRE monitoring and reporting 2019”
    • Spring 2019 (tbc) – webinar: news from MIG workshop on metadata;
    • October 2019 (tbc) – workshop: make our data visible in European Geoportal and European Data Portal; or INSPIRE to be implemented by an inspiration rather by an obligation.


See the INSPIRE KEN past events.

INSPIRE KEN is chaired by Dominique Laurent, IGN France.

Coordinating Committee


Organisation and Country

Dominique Laurent (chair)

IGN France

Morten Borrebæk

Kartverket, Norway

Nathalie Delattre

IGN Belgium

Paloma Abad Power

IGN Spain

Marcin Grudzien

GUGIK, Poland

Carol Agius

EuroGeographics Head Office