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.

ArchiMate diagrams visualising e-Document lifecycle

When is this solution for you?

You are building a system for electronic documents.

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.

Core Vocabularies

Metadata standards

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 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.

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.

A secure document exchange platform

When is this solution for you?

You are a European public administration that needs to electronically exchange information with other entities in a secure way.

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.

e-Certis

A tool for mapping certificates necessary in public procurement 

When is this solution for you?

You want to participate in a tender across borders and you need to know what type of documents you may have to submit.
You are a public buyer that has to evaluate bids received from various EU countries.
You are an ICT service provider that offers an e-procurement solution.

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.

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.

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.

DCAT-AP

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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