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Sharing and reuse ‘a government paradigm shift’

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Sharing and reuse of IT solutions should become the default for the EU’s public administrations, said Mário Campolargo, Deputy Director General for the Directorate General of Informatics (DIGIT) of the European Commission at the Sharing & Reuse Conference 2017 in Lisbon, Portugal, last week. “This is the key for open modern government”, he said.

Mário Campolarg (center), Deputy Director General for the Directorate General of Informatics (DIGIT) of the European Commission, with the winners of the Sharing & Reuse Award

Encouraging public administrations to increase the reusability and interoperability of their IT solutions is one of the focal points of the Digital Single Market Strategy by the European Commission, was the Deputy Director General's message in Lisbon.

The Sharing & Reuse Conference 2017 brought together over 200 representatives of public administrations from 26 countries. Representatives of the European Commission, OECD, Portugal, Spain, Norway and other Member States presented their strategies to encourage public administrations to make their IT solutions available to others.

Mário Campolargo later announced the winners of the Sharing and Reuse Awards contest. “The paradigm shift of sharing and reusing IT solutions is happening in Europe”, he said.

The EC awarded a total of EUR 100,000 to 9 public administrations whose shared IT solutions have a potential for wider reuse in Europe. Another 8 projects received Certificates of Excellence. The 17 winning projects had been selected out of a total of 118 applications.

All of the award winners now have a huge responsibility to become ambassadors for sharing and reuse, and we further count on enlarging this community, Mário Campolargo said.

Both the awards competition and the conference were organised under the umbrella of the ISA² programme, notably the Sharing and reuse action.

More information about the Sharing and Reuse Awards is available here.
 

Winners of the Sharing and Reuse Awards Contest:

 
Cross-border category
Position Name of the solution Institution name Country Type of the solution
1st gvSIG Generalitat Valenciana Spain Open Source Software
2nd Oskari National Land Survey of Finland Finland Open Source software
3rd Sentilo Institut Municipal d’Informàtica. Ajuntament de Barcelona Spain Open Source Software
4th Citadel on the Move Issy Média France Open Source Software

National category

Position Name of the solution Institution name Country Type of the solution
1st Supervizor Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic Czech Republic Open Source Software
2nd PDOK (Public Services On the Map) The Dutch Cadastre, Land Registry and Mapping Agency (Kadaster) The Netherlands Shared Service
3rd OSiP Online-Sicherheitsprüfung Ministry of Interior of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Ministerium für Inneres und Kommunales NRW) Germany Open Source Software
4th AERIUS National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) The Netherlands Open Source Software

Regional category

Position Name of the solution Institution name Country Type of the solution
1st Territoires Numériques Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Groupement d’Intérêt Public e-bourgogne-franche-comté (GIP e-bfc) France Shared Service
2nd* Gebruikersbeheer en Toegangsbeheer van de Vlaamse overheid (Identity and Access Management Platform of the Flemish Government)*

Flemish Government, Agentschap Facilitair Management

Belgium Shared Service
2nd* MAGDA Platform*

Informatie Vlaanderen

Belgium Shared Service
3rd REGWEB –Input and output register Balearic Islands Government Spain Open Source Software
4th Citizen’s Guide of the Region of Epirus Region of Epirus Greece Open Source Software

* Decision by the Evaluation Committee: the two solutions submitted by two agencies of the Flemish Government, having received the same amount of points and being closely connected, shared the same prize.

Local category

Position Name of the solution Institution name Country Type of the solution
1st

iA.Solutions

Intercommunale de Mutualisation Informatique et Organisationnelle (IMIO) Belgium Open Source Software
2nd

Open Spending Austria

KDZ - Centre for Public Administration Research Austria Shared Service
3rd

SEDIPUALB@ (Administrative Management Services)

Diputación Provincial de Albacete Spain Shared Service
4th Antwerp City Platform as a Service (ACPaaS) Digipolis Belgium Shared Service

The Sharing and Reuse Awards contest and the conference are part of the Sharing and reuse action of the European Commission’s ISA² programme.

More Information:

ISA² announcement of the Sharing and Reuse Awards winners
Mário Campolargo's speech
The Awards Ceremony video coverage
Sharing and Reuse Framework for IT Solutions Framework

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Geographic coverage:
EU Institutions, Europe, Portugal
Themes:
eGovernment