The aim of the European Commission's Sharing and Reuse Awards contest is to raise awareness about the benefits of sharing and reusing IT solutions in the public sector. The first results of the contest have now been announced. In total, 118 applications were received, out of which 96 fulfilled the eligibility criteria. The Evaluation Committee shortlisted the 17 best solutions from Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Finland, France, Spain, and the Netherlands in 4 categories.

Sharing and Reuse Awards

The accepted applications were evaluated on solution design, governance, impact/result, extent of reuse, and sustainability. 

Shortlisted solutions by category

The public announcement of the winners will take place during the Awards Ceremony at the Sharing & Reuse Conference on 29 March in Lisbon, Portugal. The first and second prize of €15 000 and €10 000 respectively will be awarded to the winning teams in each category. Solutions in third and fourth places will receive a certificate of excellence. All the public administrations whose solutions are shortlisted will be given an opportunity to present them at the conference, so if you wish to learn more about the shortlisted solutions directly from their owners and users, you can meet them in person at the conference. Registrations are open until 22 March.

Raising awareness of sharing and reuse of IT solutions

The Sharing and Reuse Awards Contest was launched under the ISA² Programme of the European Commission in July 2016. The aim is to raise awareness of the benefits of sharing and reuse of IT solutions in the public sector.

ISA² is a EUR 131 million programme managed by the European Commission supporting the modernisation of public administrations in Europe through the development of eGovernment solutions. So far, more than 20 solutions are available, open-source and cost-free, with more to come soon.

More information on the contest