Partner Collaborations

EEMA’s participation in several key co-funded European projects provides members with an early insight into latest results.

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Against the background of the regulation 2014/910/EU on electronic identification (eID) and trusted services for electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS), the FutureTrust project aims at supporting the practical implementation of the regulation in Europe and beyond. For this purpose the FutureTrust project will address the need for globally interoperable solutions through 1) basic research with respect to the foundations of trust and trustworthiness, with the aim of developing new, widely compatible trust models or improving existing models, 2) actively driving the standardisation process, and 3) providing Open Source software components and trustworthy services as a functional base for fast adoption of standards and solutions.

FutureTrust will demonstrate positive business cases for the reliance on electronic signatures, sealing services, and long-term authenticity of data and documents, all with a focus on accountability, transparency and usability. For a subset of use cases, carefully selected for relevance and visibility, the FutureTrust consortium will devise real world pilot applications for the public and private sector with a focus on legally significant global electronic transactions in between EU member states and with non-EU countries.

The FutureTrust project will in particular develop a comprehensive Open Source validation service as well as a scalable preservation service for electronic signatures and will provide components for the eID-based application for qualified certificates across borders, and for the trustworthy creation of remote signatures and seals in a mobile environment.

Furthermore, the FutureTrust project will extend and generalize existing trust management concepts to build a “Global Trust List”, which allows to maintain trust anchors and metadata for trust services and eID related services around the globe.

EEMA is responsible for Communication, Dissemination and exploitation efforts as well as assisting with some technical and vision issues.

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The objective of LIGHTest is to create a global cross-domain trust infrastructure that renders it transparent and easy for verifiers to evaluate electronic transactions. By querying different trust authorities world-wide and combining trust aspects related to identity, business, reputation etc. it will become possible to conduct domain-specific trust decisions.

This is achieved by reusing existing governance, organization, infrastructure, standards, software, community, and know-how of the existing Domain Name System, combined with new innovative building blocks. This approach allows an efficient global rollout of a solution that assists decision makers in their trust decisions. By integrating mobile identities into the scheme, LIGHTest also enables domain-specific assessments on Levels of Assurance for these identities.

EEMA is responsible for Communication, Dissemination and exploitation efforts as well as assisting with some technical and vision issues.
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Trialling the pre-commercial procurement (PCP) for Cloud services in collaboration with the public sector

Cloud for Europe supports public sector cloud use as a collaboration between public authorities and industry. The project identifies obstacles, finds innovative solutions and builds trust in European cloud computing.

EEMA’s role is to provide dissemination and lead the exploitation plan. The Association also organised a one-day workshop on legal issues last June. During the last twelve months, the project published a tender for the joint PCP for research and development on cloud computing services for public administrations to demonstrate solutions to overcome obstacles to the adoption of cloud computing by the public sector.

The joint PCP invited suppliers to bid for any or all of three services (lots), which comprise innovative solutions for federated certified service brokerage, secure legislation-aware storage and legislation execution. The work is to be carried out over 18 months in three distinct competitive phases – solution design, prototype development and then a limited number of first products or services. After each phase, results will be evaluated and bids will compete with each other for further assignments.

FP7-ICT-2011-8; 11 partners, 8 countries; Cloud for Europe started in April 2013 and is scheduled to finish at the end of September 2016.

C4E Newsletter January 2016

NIS (Network and Information Security) Platform


The resilience of public-private networks and information systems across Europe

The public-private NISP was established to foster the resilience of the networks and information systems underpinning the services provided by market operators and public administrations in Europe. NISP will help implement the measures set out in the NIS Directive to ensure its convergent and harmonised application across the EU.

EEMA contributes to good cybersecurity practice guidance across all three working groups focused on risk management, information exchange as well as secure ICT research and innovation.

NISP was set up as part of the EU’s cyber-security strategy.