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European competition for reusable IT solutions in public administration


The ISA² programme has just launched a European competition for reusable IT solutions in public administration.

Why such an award?
In public administrations across Europe, countless IT solutions and services are in place that could often easily be reused by other public administrations. Reuse of successful existing software would stop continuous reinvention of the wheel and could help to save time and costs for users and administrations alike. Morerover it could increase interoperability between systems.
To promote the visibility of such solutions and to encourage their reuse, the European Commission has decided to single out the most used and successful ones in the public sector through the new EC Sharing and Reuse Awards.

Competition conditions
Winners will receive EUR 15 000 and EUR 10 000 in prize money respectively for IT solutions and services that meet the criteria in one of the following four categories:

  •  cross-border administrations
  •  national administrations
  •  regional administrations
  •  local administrations

Contenders that would like to participatein the competition for the 'Sharing & Reuse Award' can register their project here. The competition is open until 28 October 2016 and the prizes will be announced in March 2017.

The competition is organised under the EU programme ISA² that supports the modernisation of Public administrations at all levels across Europe through the development of interoperable, reusable IT solutions.
Further information on the competition is available here.

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