Services in Europe are becoming increasingly digitalized. EU legalisation has sought to address the challenges brought by the digitalization of the economy, such as ensuring that the cross-border flow of data is secure and up-to-date; or preventing the proliferation of various standards and syntaxes in the Single Market. Programmes funded by the European Commission have contributed towards innovative, interoperable and reusable solutions to support the provision of digital services across borders.

During CeBIT 2016, these topics will be displayed at a stand under the heading Digital Public Services Across Borders (Hall 7, Stand B39). At this stand you can meet experts who will showcase various digital solutions (so-called building blocks) and explain how these solutions can help businesses and public administrations better deliver cross-border digital public services and what that means for citizens. Elements of the Connecting Europe Facilities' catalogue of building blocks, and the electronic identification and trust services regulation (eIDAS) will be among those topics on display.

Visitors to the stand will discover a number of interesting gimmicks like a touch table, RFID-based information spots, augmented reality wall, sliding monitor, games and quizzes, presentations, cartoon videos, click-through live demonstrations, pictures and experts’ statements and other gadgets. Interactive elements will provide guests with hands-on access to information and data relating to the stand’s slogan “Digital Public Services Across Borders”.

The booth is organised in cooperation between the Large Scale Pilots e-SENS, piloting the use of general-purpose building blocks and e-CODEX, working to create interoperability between legal authorities and improve the access to legal means for citizens and businesses and the European Commission.