The LINE project has come to an end and apart from some formalities, all results have been delivered. Most memorable was the launching of the fully renewed web-site, which was originally meant to remain a pilot for demonstration purposes and further study. However the prototype exceeded everybody’s expectation and subsquently went into production on the 8th of September (see news item September 9th).
The CINDER-congress is a very important congress for people working in Land Registry related organisations. Some 300 participants gathered in the famous Okura hotel in Amsterdam for a 3 days event. Almudena del Rio Galan and Frank Tierolff, members of the Board of EULIS, as well as Rik Wouters, Managing Director, took part in the conference.
On September 8th 2012, the completely renewed EULIS-service was launched. This also marks the conclusion of the LINE-project, which was funded by the European Commission and implemented in close cooperation with the EULIS members and ELRA. One of the main results of LINE is the creation of this EULIS web portal, offering extensive information on land registry, mapping and cadastre organisations throughout European (link to national websites, contact persons, etc).
In recent months, the LINE-project carried out a selection process to identify a new company to host the EULIS IT-systems. This will reduce costs whilst maintaining excellent service.
The European Court of Justice together with EULIS (the European Land Information Service) and ELRA (European Land Registration Association) is working on a so-called glossary. This glossary will offer explanations of legal terminoligy and rules in various languages for European Member countries. On the picture from left to right Johan Pieters (ELRA), Wim Louman (ELRA), Rik Wouters (EULIS), José Rodriguez (ELRA), Alicia Giménez (ELRA), Clarisse Martin (CNUE), Dick Heimans (DG Justitie)
Starting from the first of June, Rik Wouters will be the new Managing Director of EULIS . His assignment is initially for a period of two years. He succeeds Stefan Gustafson who will retire from the end of June 2012. Important goal for the coming period is to strengthen the organisation and to attrack new partners to join the EULIS European Economic Interest Group (EEIG).
The Board sincerely thanks Stefan for his excellent work over the last 8 years. During those years EULIS has evolved into a mature plafform for exchange of information on real estate between European countries. We wish Rik every possible success in his new role as Managing Director.
The EULIS Steering Board
Almudena del Rio Galan
Bengt Kjellson (chair)