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Services offered by Joinup

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Joinup is a collaborative platform created by the European Commission and funded by the European Union via the Interoperability Solutions for Public Administrations (ISA) Programme.

Joinup offers a set of services to help e-Government professionals share their experience with each other and to support them to find, choose, re-use, develop and implement interoperability solutions. 

The following five services, as indicated in the screenshot below, are the core services of Joinup.


Get in contact with users who have a similar interest in eGovernment and interoperability solutions for public administrations:

2. SHARE information and LEARN

Share information and learn about eGovernment and interoperability solutions for public administrations via:

  • News and events: read and contribute to news items and events.
  • Newsletter: subscribe to our periodic newsletter(s). You can subscribe to or unsubscribe from our newsletters by editing your newsletter subscription settings in “My Page(?)
  • E-Library: consult case studies, factsheets, and expert guidelines or publish your own (?)


Find, choose and re-use interoperability solutions developed on the platform via:

  • Find interoperability solutions: find re-usable interoperability solutions that are hosted on Joinup or on the federate repositories
  • Find projects: find projects of re-usable interoperability solutions that are hosted on Joinup
  • Search widget: include the Joinup search widget in your own website and search for semantic assets hosted on Joinup and open-source software hosted on Joinup and the federated repositories.


Develop interoperability solutions by creating and contributing to projects hosted on Joinup:

  • Project hosting: propose a software project or propose an interoperability solution to be hosted on the Joinup platform. The platform Moderator will evaluate whether it can be accepted (?)
  • Collection of interoperability solutions: publishers of interoperability solutions are invited to describe their collections with the Asset Description Metadata Schema (ADMS) and list them on Joinup. Please visit the CISR webpage for more information.
  • Version control (SVN): keep track of the contributions (commits) of developers to the source code repository (subversion). An SVN repository is created upon acceptance of the project (?)
  • Issue tracker: keep track of issues filed by project members and users.
  • Release management: upload a new release of your project (?)
  • Documents: upload and share documents within your interoperability solution project.
  • Forum: discuss both with the user and development community.
  • Wiki: create and edit wiki pages within your project
  • Metrics: inform users and developers about the work performed (?)
  • File sharing service: share files via WebDAV (?)
  • Repository manager: use the Nexus repository manager (?)


Use the platform-wide services offered by Joinup such as:

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