Support for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

On June 24, 2017, we signed an agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the provision of technical support services for the CJEU and eStep systems owned by the Ministry.

The subject of the contract is the provision of technical support services for the CJEU and eStep systems, which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs uses. It also applies to programming work for up to 800 man-hours.

What will the support consist of?

Technical support for the CJEU and eStep systems will consist of:

  • removing defects, security holes, errors and possible system failures,
  • updating technical documentation of systems,
  • ensuring the security of processed data at the application and database level,
  • adapting the website to the requirements of WCAG 2.0 AA.

The duration of the contract is 24 months.

What is the Court of Justice of the European Union application?

It is an application used to distribute documents stored on a network drive to external recipients, which is simultaneously sent to the MFA Hosting Center and made available via a web server.

As a result, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs employees attach to the e-mail messages files in TXT format, which contain a link and password to the given document. Designated recipients receive these emails.

The application consists of two main elements:

  • userAPP – web server and application for synchronization between the MFA Headquarters and the CJEU Archive at the MFA Hosting Center. It is available to administrators and users from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
  • wwwAPP – server and WWW application, thanks to which external users download data via HTTPS.

The technology that has been used here is Java, Tomcat and PostgreSQL.

What is the eStep app?

It is the Electronic System for Transposing European Law (eStep), which was created as part of the PL0013 project. Distinction in the procedure for transposing Community legal acts.

It is co-financed under priority 2.1 Technical assistance in implementing the acquis communautaire of the Norwegian Financial Mechanism. It was launched on July 1, 2009.

The tools available in the system allow for more efficient coordination and better control over the implementation of European Union law by government administration. This will enable faster detection of problems that will respond immediately.

System users are trained public administration employees who have full access to it. Public access to selected information from the database is also provided through the website

The technologies that have been used here are Java, JBoss and MySQL.