ISA²

Solutions

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The ISA² programme supports the development of tools, services and frameworks in the area of e-Government. The solutions below are already operational. More solutions will be made available continuously. Most solutions and services are available free of charge to any interested Public Administration in Europe.

European Interoperability Reference Architecture and European Interoperability Cartography

When is this solution for you?

You work in a public administration. A cross-border public service is about to be developed. You would like to keep costs down and reuse solutions that have already been developed.

Joinup

A platform facilitating the sharing and reuse of IT solutions developed for public administrations

When is this solution for you?

You would like to set up your own national collaborative platform and catalogue of reusable IT solutions providing similar services to those of Joinup.eu.

DCAT-AP

Specification describing public sector datasets

When is this solution for you?
You have a data catalogue or you would like to create a data catalogue. In this catalogue, you want to:
- Make the data easily searchable and discoverable in many languages for the highest number of data consumers possible.
- Improve the information provided by data owners on their datasets with a minimum set of mandatory information (e.g. title for the dataset).
Core Vocabularies

Simplified, reusable and extensible data models

When is this solution for you?

As a public administration, you want to:

Develop new systems from a conceptual and logical data model
Enable the information exchange between systems
Integrate data from various sources
Publish data in a common export format

ADMS

Metadata standard

When is this solution for you?

You work in the area of government metadata management and want to check up on and possibly reuse semantic assets (metadata and/or reference data), or understand semantic interoperability requirements and tools. You are looking for lessons learnt and case studies. You want to share your own semantic assets.

A data model for describing public services and the associated life and business events

When is this solution for you?

You are responsible for implementing a catalogue or a portal of public services in your country, region, municipality, etc. In some cases you may need to compile and publish information about public services from various authorities.

Public administrations and service providers can use this to guarantee a degree of cross-domain and cross-border interoperability between public service catalogues.

The National Interoperability Framework Observatory

When is this solution for you?

You work for a public administration and you are in charge of drafting or reviewing your National Interoperability Framework (NIF). You are responsible for an interoperability initiative. You want to make sure that this Framework or initiative is aligned with the European Interoperability Framework (EIF). You want to have a comprehensive overview of eGovernment activities in European countries or at European Union level.

EUPL

Open source licence

When is this solution for you?

You want to publish your software, data, documents, specifications or source codes under an open source licence that has a clear legal standing in European law.

ArchiMate diagrams visualising e-Document lifecycle

When is this solution for you?

You are building a system for electronic documents.

IMM

Interoperability Maturity Model

When is this solution for you?

You want to assess the interoperability readiness of your services and raise awareness of the need for interoperable solutions.

A tool to manage and share reference codes

When is this solution for you?

You would like to exchange data cross-border and cross-sector using reference codes. These can be used in data exchange between applications, making sure that the parties involved understand univocally the key concepts to which the data refer. They can be used to define sets of permissible values for a data field, or to provide a reference or context for the data being exchanged. Examples are enumerations, controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, thesauri or, simply, ‘lists of things’.

You would like to manage and share reference codes.

A tool facilitating the editing of legislative texts

When is this solution for you?

You are dealing with the editing or publication of legal texts. You are looking for an easy to use editing tool that provides guidance and quality control for writers. You also need a structured format that would enable automatic processing and interoperability between IT systems.

Online Collection Software to support European Citizens' Initiatives

When is this solution for you?

You are the organiser of a European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) and wish to gather statements of support online.

A single tool facilitating participation in public procurement across the EU

When is this solution for you?

You are a public administration body engaging in public procurement.
You are a company participating in a tender.

A tool for creating, managing and analysing online surveys and public consultations

When is this solution for you?

You would like to create and conduct multilingual online surveys or consultations with easy analysis of results.

Test Bed

Interoperability and conformance testing platform

When is this solution for you?

You are deploying a distributed application or a central service that other systems will connect to (e.g. a peer-to-peer network or a web service).

You are an owner of a system that wants to connect to a central service, and you want to ensure interoperability between the interconnecting systems.

A data communication network service, operated by the European Commission

When is this solution for you?

You would like to implement an information system to exchange data between your administration and other administrations in Europe (EU and national). The security and availability of the data are especially important to you.

Common assessment method for standards and specifications

When is this solution for you?

You want to use ICT standards or specifications in procuring and implementing your regional, national or cross-border ICT services. You would like to make sure that you choose the best available ICT standards or specifications to fulfil your business needs.

OPM2

Open Project Management Methodology

When is this solution for you?

You are a project manager looking for free and easy to use project management methodology. 

Thesaurus

A multilingual platform for collaborative thesaurus management

When is this solution for you?

You need a solution for the management, alignment and publication of your controlled vocabularies, i.e. organised arrangements of words and phrases used to index content and retrieve content through browsing or searching.

You want to centralise the management of controlled vocabularies and metadata used by your public administration to support interoperability.

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