The Core Criterion and Core Evidence Vocabulary (CCCEV) is designed to support the exchange of information between organisations defining criteria and organisations responding to these criteria by means of evidences.
A Core Vocabulary is a simplified, reusable and extensible data model that captures the fundamental characteristics of an entity in a context-neutral fashion. Core Vocabularies are the starting point for agreeing on new semantic interoperability assets and defining mappings between existing assets to guarantee a level of cross-domain and cross-border interoperability that can be attained by public administrations.
All the versions of the Core Vocabularies can be downloaded from https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/solution/e-government-core-vocabularies.
The Core Evidence and Core Criterion Vocabulary (CCCEV) aims to address specific needs of businesses, public administrations and citizens across the European Union, including the following use cases:
Facilitate development of interoperable information systems
The use of common vocabularies to describe criteria and evidence facilitates the development of information systems and improves their interoperability.
Create a repository of reusable criteria in machine-readable formats
The use of common vocabularies promotes the creation of a repository of criteria and evidence information.
Automate the assessment of criteria
The Core Vocabulary describing the criterion responses allows systems to easily compare the information collected from different parties and enables automatic assessment of the responses for a specific criterion.
Automate scoring of responses
Weighting criteria, the assessment can be followed by an automate scoring of the responses provided by different parties.
Promote cross-border participation in public procurement
The use of the Core Vocabulary for electronic criterion and evidence allows for removing language barriers improving the cross border exchange of information, and thus the cross-border participation in pan-European selection processes.
Standardising data for criterion, criterion responses and evidences allows calculating statistical information on the most common used criteria for a given process, the most relevant evidences, etc.
Create a registry of mappings of criteria
Using the Core Vocabulary, it will be possible to create a registry of mappings to allow cross-checking of the criteria with the evidences of each particular member state.
By using the CCCEV, public organisations have the potential to implement new capabilities in their information systems to:
- Allow users picking up criteria from common repositories, standardising the criteria used in different sectors and domains.
- Enable the automatic response to criteria, lowering the language barrier for cross-border processes and exchanges.
- Automatic assessment through the analysis of criteria and provided evidence.
- Promote the standardisation of criteria and evidence among attestation and certificate providers, and even across different Member States.
- Increase the transparency of the assessment and therefore the selection processes, reducing complains and a subjective assessment.
Core Criterion and Core Evidence Vocabulary Version 1.0.0 is now available
The latest release is available here.
Development and maintenance process
The applicable policy regarding the development and maintenance process of the Core Criterion and Core Evidence Vocabulary is available here.
The work for the development of the specification started in February 2016, and lasted until December 2016, when the comments from the public review were addressed. The members of the Working Group met remotely six times.
Upcoming release dates
Archived pages for past development cycles
Throughout the development process of the CCCEV, several drafts will be prepared by the editors. The drafts will be available for review by the Working Group here. Issues or feedback to this draft can be submitted via the issue tracker or via the public mailing list.
Meetings of the CCCEV Working Group
The creation of the CCCEV will be coordinated by an open Working Group, which will meet on a periodic basis. The following meetings have been scheduled:
Sixth meeting of the working group.
For more information, refer to : https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/156479
Fifth meeting of the working group.
For more information, refer to https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/node/151895
Fourth meeting of the working group.
For more information, refer to: https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/event/cccev-wg-virtual-meeting-may-20-2016.
Third meeting of the working group.
For more information, refer to: https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/event/cccev-wg-virtual-meeting-april-25-2016.
Second meeting of the working group.
Kick-off meeting of the working group.
The list of people that participated in the WG meeting is available here