Navigation path

An interoperable solution for electronic identities (eIDs)

finger print

STORK sustainability

What is this action about?

STORK (Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed) is an action co-funded by the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) that aims to implement EU-wide interoperability of electronic identities (eIDs).

Involving a consortium of 43 members composed of national governments, academia and research, non-profit and private organisations, the project is jointly developing an EU-wide interoperable system for the recognition of eIDs and authentication that will enable businesses, citizens and government employees to use their national electronic identities in any EU Member State.

The STORK interoperable solution for eIDs is based on a distributed architecture that will pave the way towards full integration of EU e-services, while taking into account specifications and infrastructures currently existing in EU Member States.

The action will address various legal and organisational barriers to the widespread implementation of STORK, supported by analysis of significant business cases and applications.

It will upgrade and maintain software modules supporting common functionalities of the cross-border infrastructure as well as architectural issues.

What are the objectives?

Supporting the implementation of a system for the recognition of eIDs and authentication that is interoperable across the EU, enabling businesses, citizens and government employees to use their national eIDs in any EU Member State.

What are the benefits?

Benefit
  • provide a suite of tested Common Specifications for eIDs agreed to by a majority of EU Member States;
Beneficiaries
  • Member States
Benefit
  • make specifications and support available to all Member States, even those who did not participate in STORK;
Beneficiaries
  • Member States
Benefit
  • promote exploitation and potential hook up of new applications through an operational European eID infrastructure based on state-of-the-art open technology;
Beneficiaries
  • Member States
Benefit
  • strategic contribution to the ambitions of the Digital Agenda for Europe;
Beneficiaries
  • Member States
Benefit
  • enable access of private sector to an open suite of eID specifications.
Beneficiaries
  • Private sector (SMEs)

What is our approach?

This action will coordinate closely with other relevant studies, such as for example the ECAS/STORK project initiated by the European Commission’s Informatics Directorate-General (DG DIGIT) to ensure that duplication will be avoided, while maximising complementarity.

A key consideration will be updating STORK’s Common Specifications (CS) and the Quality Authentication Assurance (QAA) model. Together with the upgrading and maintenance of reference SW modules, this will ensure that Member States can reuse STORK modules and upgrade national eID infrastructure in accordance with developments.

Contact the Programme Manager - ISA Action 10500

Security Image

Please enter the security code as above: