A new online register, launched on Tuesday 12 December, will make it easier to find and track EU decisions taken in the form of delegated acts.


The ISA² Programme of the European Commission is launching a call for expression of interest in the development of a new core vocabulary on public events. Core Vocabularies are simplified, reusable and extensible data models that capture fundamental characteristics of an entity in a context-neutral way.

open source

The European Commission is organising a session on "Sharing and Reuse: open, efficient and innovative public services" in Paris on 6 December 2017. Its aim is to highlight and discuss some of the best practices in sharing and reuse of IT solutions across the EU. The event, held in English and French, will be part of the Paris Open Source Summit.

Open PM² Conference

We are happy to announce that the registration is now open for the Open PM² Conference 2018 held in Brussels, February 1 and 2, 2018. Open PM² is an initiative under the


The ELISE action, managed by the Joint Research Centre under the ISA² programme, has just published a survey on its EU gazetteer activity. All interested parties are called to provide their assessment on the usefulness of an EU-wide gazetteer service that identifies the locations of places by specifying a geographic name, address, administrative unit etc.

Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU

Today the ministers in charge of e-Government from 32 EU and EFTA countries signed a declaration on e-Government in Tallinn, Estonia. In the declaration, the ministers stressed the importance of the new European Interoperability Framework (EIF) and ISA²​ Programme.


In the 6th year of existence, the open platform for sharing and discussing digital administrative solutions has undergone a complete remodelling. The Joinup platform offers IT developers the opportunity to promote, discuss and upload their own proven eGovernment solutions and to download those from others.


The OCS software is a tool that has initially been developed to support organisers of a European Citizens' Initiative in the online collection of signatures. The tool streamlines both the data collection and its verification by the National Authorities.

Test Bed

Version 1.0.0 of a Solution Architecture Template (SAT) on interoperability testing has been just released. This template describes how to integrate the ISA² testbed in the existing IT environment. Specifically, it describes the available resources, services and usage options and highlights what is needed to get started.


We are glad to announce that the ISA² Twitter account has now over 1000 followers. The channel keeps everybody interested in interoperability updated on the latest news and events related to the programme. It also covers newly developed solutions under ISA², as well as interoperability initiatives of the European Commission such as the European Interoperability Framework.


The European Commission has released a new version of the European Interoperability Reference Architecture (EIRA©). The EIRA© is a content model that defines the most important building blocks required for the creation of interoperable eGovernment systems. It provides a common terminology for IT architects and facilitates the development of digital public services across borders and sectors.


The European Commission has released a new version of its multilingual online survey software EUSurvey. The enhanced version makes it easier to create and edit questionnaires thanks to new useful features. The new release is also available as open source.


The National Interoperability Framework Observatory (NIFO) of the European Commission has published the report "State of Play of Interoperability in Europe 2016". The report, which was created with the support of the ISA² programme, presents the highlights of the results of the 2016 NIFO monitoring exercise and compares them with previous years.


All material related to the recent SEMIC conference in Malta is now publicly available.


The Director-General of Directorate-General for Informatics at the European Commission, Gertrud Ingestad, presented the new European Interoperability Framework (EIF) at the Digital Assembly held in Valletta, Malta on 14 June.


The SEMIC 2017 Conference attracted 220 participants coming from 33 countries, including Canada, Japan and the United States. In addition, the event, which was held in Valletta, Malta on 14 June was followed via web streaming by 812 people from all over the world. The conference was a trending topic on Twitter in Malta.

EU eGov factsheet

Are you looking for a comprehensive overview of eGovernment in the EU? The European Commission has published the annual update of the EU eGov factsheet. The document compiles the facts and figures on the current state of play of eGovernment in the EU.


On 15 June, Gertrud Ingestad, Director-General of Directorate-General for Informatics at the European Commission, will introduce the new European Interoperability Framework and the way it helps set up interoperable digital public services. The presentation will take place during the Digital Assembly in Valletta, Malta.

EUPL logo

The European Commission has released a new version of the European Union Public Licence (EUPL), a tool for publishing any copyrighted work as open source. The licence is legally consistent with the copyright law of all EU countries and is especially well-suited for public administrations sharing IT solutions.

SEMIC 2017

SEMIC 2017, the semantic interoperability conference on Data and Information Management, is fully booked. 263 people coming from 33 countries, including EU Member States, EFTA and non-EU countries, have registered for the event held in Valletta, Malta on 14 June 2017. The registrations are closed now.