The first stable version of E…

The first stable version of EIRA has been released

Published on: 22/03/2016
Last update: 04/10/2017

We are pleased to announce the new stable release of EIRA version 1.0.0. Comments received from the public consultation[1] were analysed and triggered changes in the EIRA resulting in this stable EIRA version 1.0.0


The European Interoperability Reference Architecture (EIRA) is an architecture content metamodel defining the most salient architectural building blocks (ABBs) needed to build interoperable e-Government systems. The EIRA provides a common terminology that can be used by people working for public administrations in various architecture and system development tasks. The EIRA was created and is being maintained in the context of Action 2.1 of the ISA Programme. The EIRA uses (and extends) the ArchiMate language as a modelling notation and uses service orientation as an architectural style. The EIRA is aligned with the European Interoperability Framework (EIF) and complies with the context given in the European Interoperability Strategy (EIS). Further information about the EIRA can be obtained in the document "EIRA_v1_0_0_overview.pdf"

1.1    What's new in a nutshell

The EIRA v0.9.0 beta was released in June 2015, after which a period of public review was started. The many comments have all been examined. Some of these comments have led to changes in the EIRA, resulting in EIRA version 1.0.0.

1.2    Release details

This release consists of the following release components:

1.3    Further comments

If you would like to provide further comments on the EIRA release, you could do so by sending your feedback to and by using the Joinup contact form.

The EIA Team, March 2016 

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[1] The public consultation was held in the period of June 2015 to September 2015.