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Sharing and Reuse Awards Contest

The aim of the European Commission's Sharing and Reuse Awards Contest is to raise awareness about the benefits of sharing and reuse of IT solutions in the public sector. A total of €100 000 has been awarded to public administrations that have realised benefits from sharing IT solutions and whose solutions have a potential for wider reuse in Europe.

Winners of the Sharing and Reuse Awards Contest announced!

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The public announcement of the winners took place during the Awards Ceremony at the Sharing & Reuse Conference on 29 March in Lisbon, Portugal. First and second prizes of €15,000 and €10,000 respectively have been awarded to the winning teams in each of four categories: cross-border, national, regional and local. Solutions in third and fourth places received a certificate of excellence.
 
Cross-border category
 
Position Name of the solution Institution name Country Type of the solution
1st gvSIG Generalitat Valenciana Spain Open Source Software
2nd Oskari National Land Survey of Finland Finland Open Source software
3rd Sentilo Institut Municipal d’Informàtica. Ajuntament de Barcelona Spain Open Source Software
4th Citadel on the Move Issy Média France Open Source Software

National category
 

Position Name of the solution Institution name Country Type of the solution
1st Supervizor Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Open Source Software
2nd PDOK (Public Services On the Map) The Dutch Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster) The Netherlands Shared Service
3rd OSiP Online-Sicherheitsprüfung Ministry of Interior of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Ministerium für Inneres und Kommunales NRW) Germany Open Source Software
4th AERIUS National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) The Netherlands Open Source Software

Regional category
 

Position Name of the solution Institution name Country Type of the solution
1st Territoires Numériques Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Groupement d’Intérêt Public e-bourgogne-franche-comté (GIP e-bfc) France Shared Service
2nd* Gebruikersbeheer en Toegangsbeheer van de Vlaamse overheid (Identity and Access Management Platform of the Flemish Government)*

Flemish Government, Agentschap Facilitair Management

Belgium Shared Service
2nd* MAGDA Platform*

Informatie Vlaanderen

Belgium Shared Service
3rd REGWEB –Input and output register Balearic Islands Government Spain Open Source Software
4th Citizen’s Guide of the Region of Epirus Region of Epirus Greece Open Source Software

* Decision by the Evaluation Committee: the two solutions submitted by two agencies of the Flemish Government, having received the same amount of points and being closely connected, shared the same prize
 

Local category

Position Name of the solution Institution name Country Type of the solution
1st

iA.Solutions

Intercommunale de Mutualisation Informatique et Organisationnelle (IMIO) Belgium Open Source Software
2nd

Open Spending Austria

KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research  Austria Shared Service
3rd

SEDIPUALB@ (Administrative Management Services)

Diputación Provincial de Albacete Spain Shared Service
 
4th Antwerp City Platform as a Service (ACPaaS) Digipolis  Belgium Shared Service

All the public administrations whose solutions were shortlisted were given an opportunity to present them at the conference. 

In total, 118 applications were received, out of which 96 fulfilled the eligibility criteria. The Evaluation Committee (consisting of four subcommittees) shortlisted 17 best solutions.

Sharing & Reuse Conference photo gallery
Videos from the event - Web streaming
Videos from the event - Interviews

How did the contest work?

The Sharing and Reuse Awards Contest was open for submissions between 8 July and 28 October 2016. All submitted solutions were screened against the eligibility criteria between November 2016 and January 2017 by the Evaluation Committee consisting of staff members working for the European Council, the European Commission and the European Parliament

Solutions were competing in the following four categories:

  • Successful case of collaboration to develop and provide common IT solutions across borders;
  • Successful case of collaboration to develop and provide common IT solutions at the national level;
  • Successful case of collaboration to develop and provide common IT solutions at the regional level;
  • Successful case of collaboration to develop and provide common IT solutions at the local level.

Evaluation criteria

An Evaluation Committee assessed submitted solutions against these criteria:

  1. Solution design: What technologies is it based on? What is the architecture of the solution? Is it scalable, extendable? Does it reuse other services / software solutions or standards / open specifications? What license model is used?
  2. Solution governance: Which organisations, institutions and countries are involved in the solution’s governance process? How is the solution's development and provision financed?
  3. Impact/results: How does your solution help public administrations? What benefits does your solution bring to its stakeholders, users? What is the cost / benefit?
  4. Extent of reuse: How many administrations haven been using this solution and what is the extent of their use? Are there concrete plans for future reuse? How easily could your solution be implemented in a context different from the one in which it was initially developed?
  5. Sustainability: How is the sustainability of your solution guaranteed? Can continuous support be provided? Will the solution be further maintained.

Why is it important to share and reuse IT solutions in the public sector?

Reusing high-quality, modern and tested solutions allows public administrations to provide to citizens and businesses in Europe better and more cost-efficient services. At the same time, collaborating on common solutions facilitates knowledge-sharing and the exchange of good practice among public administrations.

By developing common standards, common ways of exchanging information and by reusing each other's IT solutions, public administrations also contribute to better interoperability. That is, they increase their ability to exchange information with each other and understand the exchanged data.

Finally, the sharing and reuse of solutions can increase competition – it enables more enterprises to provide IT services to public administrations.

Read more about sharing and reuse on the dedicated action page.

More in your language

Information on the contest is available in 26 languages.