Within the Flemish Government, there is a central governing body that coordinates matters on Information and ICT policies. Under the umbrella of this body, several taskforces exist, one of them being the OSLO Datastandards taskforce. This taskforce creates standards, semantic models and tooling for Flemish government agencies and other connected partners. One of the projects that ran in 2018, was the creation of a Generic Hypermedia API standard, a set of guidelines and building blocks that aim to transform REST services into more Hypermedia driven services. This would make them more interoperable. The first version of this standard was approved on november 8, 2018 and contains three building blocks: language, CRUD and pagination.