EU Datathon winners

The 3rd edition of the EU Datathon culminated on 13 June 2019 with the final in Brussels, where 12 teams pitched their skills and ideas against each other to win 3 different challenges. 

Sharing & Reuse Awards

The European Commission announced the results of the Sharing & Reuse Awards 2019 on 11 June during the Sharing & Reuse Conference in Bucharest. The first team won €15,000 and the runner-up €10,000 in each of four categories. The solutions at the 3rd and 4th place received a certificate of excellence.

Sharing & Reuse

The Sharing & Reuse Conference 2019 is taking place tomorrow in Bucharest, Romania. Didn’t you manage to register? Follow the event via live stream!

ISA² Interim Evaluation

On 7 May 2019, ISA² organised a final workshop session on the interim evaluation of the programme. The aim of the event was to present the results of the interim evaluation study conducted by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). The presentations from the workshop are now available.

EU Data Viz 2019

EU DataViz 2019 is an international conference taking place on 12 November 2019 in Luxembourg, organised by the Publications Office of the European Union. It addresses for the first time the specific needs of the community engaged in data visualisation for the public sector in Europe, bringing together experts, practitioners and solution seekers.


The study "Blockchain for digital  government - An assessment of pioneering implementations in public services" has been published. It analyses 7 different blockchain-based services developed in Europe.

Sharing & Reuse Conference 2019

The Sharing & Reuse Conference 2019 will give you a unique opportunity to listen to open source experts, researchers, practitioners and enthusiasts and to participate in discussions about the use of open source in public administrations. The event is organised on 11 June in Bucharest, Romania.

SEMIC 2019

The 9th edition of SEMIC, the annual semantic interoperability conference, will take place in Helsinki, Finland on 21 October 2019. The event, organised by the ISA² Programme of the European Commission in collaboration with the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, will bring together policy makers, IT practitioners and researchers interested in topics related to semantic interoperability for public administrations. The theme of SEMIC 2019 is ‘Linking data spaces for citizens’.


On 14 March, the European Commission organised a workshop on Organisational Interoperability and Public Service Governance. The final report provides an overview of the discussions and findings of the workshop. To build up a greater store of good practices, a survey is open until 10 May 2019.

Sharing & Reuse Awards 2019

We are pleased to announce the first results of the Sharing & Reuse Awards 2019. The second edition of the contest received 68 submissions from public administrations of 20 different countries, out of which 16 solutions have been shortlisted. Final results will be announced at the Sharing & Reuse Conference on 11 June in Bucharest, Romania.

Sharing & Reuse Conference 2019

The programme for the Sharing & Reuse Conference 2019, which will take place on 11 June in Bucharest, Romania, has been published. Under the theme Open.Share.Link., the event will provide an opportunity to be at the forefront of the latest developments in open source universe in Europe and beyond.


The European Commission has adopted the 2019 revision of the ISA² rolling work programme on 26 March 2019. The new work programme includes 54 actions; 43 actions are ongoing from previous years and one is new. For 10 actions from the previous years, no additional funding is necessary to ensure their completion. The budget for 2019 is €27.1 million.

eGovernment factsheets 10-year anniversary report

The ISA² Programme is thrilled to announce the publication of a new study providing an insightful overview over the last 10 years of Digital Government development in Europe – the eGovernment factsheets 10-year anniversary report. Produced under the National Interoperability Framework Observatory (NIFO) action, the study commemorates the 10th anniversary of the publication of the eGovernment factsheets.

ISA² Interim Evaluation

The European Commission has completed the consultation activities conducted as part of the ongoing Interim Evaluation of the ISA² Programme. Running from December 2018 to 1 March 2019, the consultation activities resulted in 129 individual responses. The aim of the evaluation is to assess how well ISA² has performed since its start in 2016 and whether its existence continues to be justified.


The ISA² Programme is glad to announce that the new European Interoperability Reference Architecture (EIRA) release v3.0.0 is online! The new release includes significant upgrades and can be considered the state-of-the-art in the interoperability domain.

Open PM2 conference

The European Commission has created a shorter version of the new PM² Methodology Guide, called PM² Overview. The aim is to further promote the introduction and use of the methodology in organisations that are just starting with it, in both the public and private sector. The booklet of 23 pages with a few short appendices cover nearly all the PM² extensions.

Sharing & Reuse Conference 2019

The registration is now open for the Sharing & Reuse Conference 2019! The event is organised by the European Commission’s ISA² Programme, under the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the EU. If you are interested in open source policies and strategies, and their implementation in EU countries, come and join us on 11 June in Bucharest, Romania.

Sharing & Reuse Awards 2019

Great news! Public administrations interested in the Sharing & Reuse Awards have extra time to submit their entries. We are pleased to announce that the deadline has been extended until 12 March 2019, to accommodate all innovative and impactful entries.


Only a few days are left for providing feedback on the ISA² Programme in the ongoing public consultation. The deadline is 1 March 2019. The results of the consultation will be used to improve the implementation of ISA² and its eventual successor programme to bring more value to Europeans.


The European Legislation Identifier (ELI) offers a consistent and elaborated mechanism to identify, reference, and reuse legal information on the web. The ELI ontology is the backbone for a pan-European interoperable legal information system as it characterises the relationships between national and European legislative resources. A new version of the ontology is now available and brings several improvements.