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eID Interoperability for PEGS

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Different Member States have engaged in the deployment of electronic Identity Cards or other Identity Management solutions. In addition to serving as national identification schemes, these should allow the electronic identification of the citizens for the use of eGovernment services at the national level (e.g. tax declaration, request or completion of administrative documents, etc…), thanks to comprised digital certificates. The issue of interoperability of these solutions between member states administrations, i.e. providing the possibility for a citizen of Member State A to use an eGovernment service proposed by Member State B, has often been highlighted. Interoperable eID solutions constitute indeed a key enabler for access to public services. An adequate eID interoperability solution needs to be provided, especially in the deployment of PEGS.

The project was completed in December 2009 and all deliverables are now available for consultation

Last update: February 2010


 
 
Objective


The objective of the action is to analyse the eID and authentication interoperability requirements. Fully in line with the i2010 eGovernment action Plan, and specifically supporting the adopted eID Roadmap, this analysis should point to the required interoperability functions in eID, propose a global eID interoperability approach and solution based on existing technologies, propose and study the impact of a multi-level authentication mechanism and derive common specifications for interoperable eID in the EU.
 
  
  
With the support of a group of eIDM Interoperability national experts, and making use of the results of previous actions at EU level (e.g. Modinis Study on ID Management in eGovernment (DG INFSO), IST projects GUIDE, FIDIS and PRIME (DG INFSO), work by the Porvoo Group, etc…), IDABC's contractor has done (in 2007):   
  • Prepare a survey and comparison of the national eID (electronic identification schemes whether national ID card or other means) legal instruments for the 27 MS + 2 CC + 3 EEA;
  • Prepare a survey and description of the national technical solutions implemented in each of the 27+ 2 +3 Countries for the national eID. The survey shall also list and describe which are the important technical components of the eID which should be taken into a account (smart card, digital certificate, biometric means, etc…)
  • Produce a market assessment of the ID Management technical solutions; in particular a high-level description of the concept of federated identities and its applicability for interoperability of eID’s)
  • Produce a proposal and an impact assessment of a multi-level authentication mechanism
  • Prepare Draft Common Specifications for interoperable eID solutions

In 2009 an update will be conducted, for which the contractor will:

  • List for each country the changes and updates for major existing or planned eIDM schemes (per sector) used for eGovernment purposes
  • Prepare a survey and comparison of the national eID (electronic identification schemes whether national ID card or other means) legal instruments for the 27 MS + 2 CC + 3 EEA. The outcome of this work (part of the national country profile) focuses on the changes since the analysis for the eID Study was completed
  • Prepare a survey and description of the changes and updates in the national technical solutions implemented in each of the 27 + 2 + 3 Countries for the national eID, and a broadening of the study concerning cross-border legal issues, mandate management, and use cases
  • Identify and analyse the changes (since the 2007 Study) in similarities and differences in the existing or planned eID schemes in each country, regarding both the legal context, and the technical implementation aspects
  • Assess the impact of the identified similarities and differences on the interoperability of eIDs and hence of the eGovernment applications

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Achievements

Study eID Interoperability for PEGS (2009)

  • The final reports "Analysis & assessment report", "Quick Wins", and "Memorandum of Understanding" are now available:

  • A&APDF[1792 Kb] Quick wins PDF[230 Kb] MoUPDF[540 Kb]

     

  •  32 Country Profiles on national eIDM schemes (from legal and technical perspectives) are now available :
ATPDF[288 Kb]
BEPDF[514 Kb]
BGPDF[276 Kb]
CYPDF[380 Kb]
CZPDF[338 Kb]
DEPDF[347 Kb]
DKPDF[223 Kb]
EEPDF[299 Kb]
ELPDF[371 Kb]
ESPDF[394 Kb]
FIPDF[345 Kb]
FRPDF[792 Kb]
HRPDF[274 Kb]
HUPDF[238 Kb]
IEPDF[190 Kb]
ISPDF[498 Kb]
ITPDF[535 Kb]
LIPDF[169 Kb]
LTPDF[546 Kb]
LUPDF[226 Kb]
LVPDF[321 Kb]
MTPDF[293 Kb]
NLPDF[571 Kb]
NOPDF[553 Kb]
PLPDF[276 Kb]
PTPDF[256 Kb]
ROPDF[265 Kb]
SEPDF[348 Kb]
SIPDF[393 Kb]
SKPDF[234 Kb]
TRPDF[255 Kb]
UKPDF[291 Kb]

 

Study eID Interoperability for PEGS (2007)

  • 32 Country Profiles on national eIDM schemes (from legal and technical perspectives) are now available :

 

ATPDF[486 Kb]
BEPDF[505 Kb]
BGPDF[337 Kb]
CYPDF[360 Kb]
CZPDF[372 Kb]
DEPDF[366 Kb]
DKPDF[348 Kb]
EEPDF[510 Kb]
ELPDF[338 Kb]
ESPDF[524 Kb]
FIPDF[462 Kb]
FRPDF[787 Kb]
HRPDF[395 Kb]
HUPDF[499 Kb]
IEPDF[332 Kb]
ISPDF[567 Kb]
ITPDF[456 Kb]
LIPDF[277 Kb]
LTPDF[494 Kb]
LUPDF[362 Kb]
LVPDF[363 Kb]
MTPDF[355 Kb]
NLPDF[394 Kb]
NOPDF[842 Kb]
PLPDF[385 Kb]
PTPDF[513 Kb]
ROPDF[332 Kb]
SEPDF[399 Kb]
SIPDF[526 Kb]
SKPDF[345 Kb]
TRPDF[479 Kb]
UKPDF[431 Kb]

 

  • The Final Report on "Analysis and Assessment of similarities and differences - Impact on eID interoperability" is now available :

 

PDF[1272 Kb]

 

  • The Final Reports on "Interoperable eIDM technical solutions" and "Report on comparison and assessment of eID management solutions interoperability" are now available :

 

PDF[443 Kb]
PDF[977 Kb]

 

  • The Final Reports on "Summary of existing national and other authentication schemes" and "Proposal for a multi-level authentication mechanism and a mapping of existing authentication mechanisms" are now available:

 

PDF[691 Kb]
PDF[597 Kb]

 

  • The "Common specifications for eID interoperability in the eGovernment context" are now available:  

 

PDF[2 Mb]

 

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Key Data

Project start date
2005
Project completion date
2009
Project status
completed
IDABC budget
€ 1.260.000
Service in charge

Directorate General for Informatics, unit 0.1

Responsible action manager

STIENEN John

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All EU Member States
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