The event, which was initially scheduled on 31 March, will take place on 17 May 2016 in Brussels.

Where do we stand with the cross border use of eID in our daily transactions? What are the steps still to be taken to ease the use and accelerate the uptake of eID by people, businesses and public administrations? What are sector specific challenges to fully reap the benefits of eID under the eIDAS Regulation? These issues will be addressed one  year after a high-level event with business representatives from economically vital sectors to put in motion and promote the uptake of eID under eIDAS.

Purpose of the day

By showcasing good practices and practical examples of how cross-border eID solutions at Member State and European levels can work, we will discuss the opportunities and challenges for business to benefit from the transformative nature and wide use potential of eID. The day will gather high-level business representatives across sectors to look together at the impact eID can have.

The event will provide an overview of the concrete steps taken and the on-going work to improve regulatory alignment between the eIDAS Regulation and sector specific legislation. In this respect, the banking and finance sector will be in the spotlight with regard to the recent European Banking Authority's Discussion Paper on strong customer authentication as well as the Commission Green Paper on retail financial services.

The event will also provide an opportunity to discuss how the practical tools and funding available from the Commission to accelerate the take-up (such as the Digital Services Infrastructure developed under the Connected Europe Facility, CEF) will stimulate the cooperation and synergies between eID providers and  innovative eID consuming businesses.

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