The initiative to invest in eID projects by the European Commission boosts trust in e-services and ensures that different systems can communicate across borders.

As part of the Digital Single Market Strategy, the Commission has announced that it will invest €5.5 million in 20 projects to ensure better electronic identification (eID) services across Europe. The €5.5 million investment comes from the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme in the sector of telecommunications. It will help EU Member States with the roll-out of technical infrastructure to create interoperable, pan-European eID services under the recently completed eIDAS legal framework.

eID services save time and money by eliminating physical presence or paper forms and make e-commerce transactions safer. Citizens, public administrations and businesses will be benefitted as they will be able to access efficient and secure online services.

The list of projects selected for funding is available here.