Shaping the future of electronic identity
The FutureID project builds a comprehensive, flexible, privacy-aware and ubiquitously usable identity management infrastructure for Europe, integrating existing eID technology, trust infrastructures, emerging federated identity management services and modern credential technologies. Read more
Users of the infrastructure will benefit from the availability of a ubiquitously usable open source eID client capable of running on any device. Service providers will be able to offer this technology as an alternative to username/password based systems. For existing and emerging trust service providers and card issuers, FutureID will provide an integrative framework for using authentication and signature related products across Europe and beyond. FutureID will develop two pilot applications and is open for additional application services.
EEMA’s role is to provide internal and external communications, dissemination activities and partner programs. We are also involved in the management of the Advisory Board and the affiliate program. From a technical perspective, we have carried out an assessment of appserver/integration requirements, a survey of applicable standards and contributed to other technical work packages.
FP7-ICT-2011-8; 19 partners, 11 countries; FutureID started in April 2012 and is scheduled to finish at the end of November 2015.
STORK 2.0 (Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linked)
Large scale pilots for e-ID interoperability between governments
The STORK project will make it easier for citizens and businesses to access online public services across borders by developing and testing common specifications for mutual recognition of national electronic identities (eID) between participating countries. Read more
Building on the results of STORK 1.0, the project will contribute to the realisation of a single European electronic identification and authentication area by establishing interoperability of different approaches at a national and EU level, eID for persons and eID for legal entities. Different types of organisations (industry, academia, government) at different levels (local, regional, national) covering the entire eID delivery chain of value are included in pilot activities, from public and private identity and attribute providers and organisations responsible for common infrastructure components in each Member State to providers in real-life settings of content and services for STORK 2.0 end-users (both natural & legal persons).
EEMA is a partner in the marketing and dissemination activity. During the past year, EEMA has showcased the work of the STORK project at Digital Enterprise Europe, iSSE, BCS and Trust in the Digital World. The four pilots have been trailblazers in prototyping the deployment of eIDs that has also fed into the recent EU eIDAS legislation. To that end, the eIDAS workshop in London focused on the finance industry and included a presentation on the STORK banking pilot.
CIP-ICT-PSP-2011-5; 58 partners, 21 countries; STORK 2.0 started in May 2012 and is scheduled to finish at the end of September 2015.
Scoping the Single European Digital Identity Community
The objective of this network is to provide a platform for all the stakeholders of eID (electronic identity) to work together and collaborate to prepare the agenda for a proposed Single European Digital Identity Community as envisaged by the Digital Agenda (DAE) in its Key Action 16. SSEDIC is a thematic network coordinated by NESTOR Tor Vergata University of Rome with 35 European Partners and more than 30 associated partners. Read more
SSEDIC has now concluded an intensive 3 year consultation period together with over 200 European and international eID experts and many stakeholder organizations to establish recommendations that address key issues regarding the usability and interoperability of electronic identity management solutions. The resulting recommendations and associated roadmap shall support the European Commission to set priorities for the path towards a Single European Digital Identity Community and the Horizon 2020.