Introduction to the European Interoperability Reference Architecture

Less than an hour

Course details

The course will provide an introduction and orientation to the European Interoperability Reference Architecture (EIRA) for policy officers, business analysts and legal advisors, who collaborate with solution architects and contribute to the design on new interoperable public services. It will exemplify problem definition and look at analysis of requirements, before exemplifying with use cases.  This is an introduction course that does not require specific previous knowledge for enterprise architectures and will be followed by more advanced courses, with the following courses looking in more detail at developing specific solutions. 

Target audience

The primary target audience will be primarily those with decision-making responsibilities in the area of interoperability application and implementation, and those with responsibility for designing implementation scenarios and architectures. They include:

  • Public policy officers
  • Business analysts
  • Legal advisors
  • Functional analysts

Learning objectives

  • Understand the principles and underlying concepts of EIRA
  • Be able to describe the objectives, use cases and expected benefits of EIRA
  • Be able to describe the main concepts of ArchimateĀ® Framework
  • Be familiar with the terminology and building blocks associated with EIRA
  • Demonstrate ability to undertake requirements analysis and problem definition in relation to a digital public service
  • Identify available in Joinup tools and solutions that can support the implementation of EIRA

Offered by

This content is offered by the European Commission. The European Commission is the European Union's politically independent executive arm. It is alone responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation, and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.