What is the value of electronic identification (eID) for my business model and how can I go digital in the near future? These and more questions will be addressed during this 2nd private sector stakeholder event, moving forward making the use of eID a daily reality for business and citizens.

Business tools world shape

The day, building on the results of the first event in November 2014, offers high-level business representatives tangible examples to better understand eID, the regulatory framework, and possible integration into business models.

This event will develop the opportunities to integrate eID in 2 important business sectors: banking and the sharing economy. It is part of the effort to promote uptake of the eIDAS Regulation in the private sector in order leverage eID as a key enabler of the Digital Single Market (DSM) by making cross-border electronic transactions more secure, convenient, and trustworthy.


  • Outline the basic principles of eID (in a cross-border context) and showcase good practices;
  • Collect input from the private sector to secure better regulatory alignment and improve the understanding of the various implementations of eID in business processes;
  • Offer practical tools for further take up in terms of technical expertise and financing (CEF), as to develop a closer cooperation with innovative businesses.

Discussion topics:

  • Facilitating meeting regulatory requirements (such as anti-money laundering for banking)
  • Improving client convenience and facilitating business processes by going digital (e.g. by verifying clients, signing contracts online, taking out insurances, etc.)

Please note that these topics are built on the messages received during the previous stakeholder event. A more elaborate report of the break-out sessions on challenges and opportunities is available here.

Annotated Agenda

Event summary


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