About Share and Reuse Framework (DRAFT)

Developed in the context of European Union ISA programme, the Sharing and Reuse of IT solutions Framework addresses EU, national, regional and local public administrations that aim at reducing costs, increasing their efficiency and fostering interoperability by reusing, sharing or jointly developing IT solutions that meet common requirements. The framework should be taken into account by decision makers, legal professionals, IT architects, developers and communication experts when:

1.    Sharing a tool once it has been developed or sharing the provision of a service

2.    Reusing existing tools or using an existing services; and

3.    Collaborating in the development of a tool or service.

The framework puts forward 10 key recommendations that public administrations are encouraged to follow in order to promote the sharing and reuse of IT solutions in the public sector. It is important that central governments also support this process by creating a climate of innovation in their administrations, encouraging staff to take an active role in the process and promoting the use of information and communication technologies. To facilitate this effort, the SRF also includes 19 supporting measures which specifically target central organisations.

The final version of the Framework is the result of the consultation conducted between 25 May and 29 June 2016.

Table of contents


1. Enhance cross-organisation coordination

2. Collaborate to identify common needs

3. Adopt business models that facilitate sharing and reuse

4. Promote legal certainty 

5. Procure IT solutions in a transparent and open way

6. Document, share and reuse common solution building blocks

7. Enhance your IT solution’s technical readiness

8. Increase visibility of and trust in available IT solutions

9. Take into account the multilingual EU environment when developing IT solutions

10. Share your solution by default and explain any decision not to share


Owner/Contact Information

EUROPEAN COMMISSION Directorate-General for Informatics Directorate D — Digital Services Unit DIGIT.D.2 — Interoperability
Supra-national authority
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[ABB172] Public Administration


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