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About CEF building blocks


The IT Governance Model explains the principles, organisational structure and decisional processes used by the European Commission. The CEF model is composed of three elements: 

  • Principles of governance: Shape the design of the Organisational Structure and of the Governance Processes.

  • Organisational structure: Defines the different levels of responsibility, the roles of the governance bodies, who participates and who influences them.

  • Governance processes: Formalises the set of activities performed by each governance body, and how they interact.

Further information about the Governance Model can be found in the Service Offering Canvas Playbook at this page.

Change management

The goal of the Change Management process is to ensure that standardised methods and procedures are used for efficient and prompt handling of all changes, in order to minimise the impact of change-related incidents upon service quality, and consequently to improve the day-to-day operations of the organisation. The change management process of the CEF building blocks covers:

  • Software. Applications developed and maintained within the CEF building blocks and released as open source or put in operation by the European Commission.
  • Hardware. CEF building block infrastructure components.
  • Services. Provided by the CEF building blocks.
  • Documents. Textual artefacts placed under a controlled life cycle management, e.g. specifications, project charters and rules of procedure.


CEF Change Management Process

Last updated: 26 August 2016