New version of EIRA (2.0.0) i…

New version of EIRA (2.0.0) is now available!

Published on: 07/08/2017
Last update: 22/08/2018

We are pleased to announce the latest release of EIRA (version 2.0.0) published on 26 July 2017.

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 2016.32 of the ISA2 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 latest European Interoperability Framework (EIF), and complies with the context given in the Interoperability Action Plan, both published in 2017.

Further information about the EIRA v2.0.0 can be obtained in the document "EIRA v2.0.0 Overview.pdf".

1.1  What's new in a nutshell

1.    Alignment with the new version of the EIF (the New European Interoperability Framework)

2.    ArchiMate® 3 upgrade (previously ArchiMate® 2.1)

3.    Better use of in Interoperability Specifications

4.    Simplification of the Legal View

5.    Descriptions of all the ABBs have been revised.

6.    Minor modifications on the model

o    Change of the ArchiMate® icon of representation.

o    The High-level overview has become a viewpoint.

o    The “Hosting and Networking Infrastructure” has been implemented as grouping for the different attached services.

o    Introduction of a “Service Discovery Component” on the “Technical view – application”;

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.

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The EIA Team, August 2017