During this workshop, participants will look at how SMEs can benefit from the European eIDAS Regulation and will review the new resources available to support them.

As part of the European Commission’s ongoing study to support the uptake of eID and trust services among SMEs (“eIDAS4SMES”), a one-day conference is organised to present the results of the study, gather feedback and discuss actions for the future. 

In the morning, a panel of experts from the online retail, professional services, transport and financial services sector will discuss the needs of SMEs to foster the uptake of eID and trust services in their day to day operations. In the afternoon, breakout sessions will test the tools and materials that have been developed and collect feedback. Attendees will also help to brainstorm ideas and actions that could be taken at the EU level to enhance the adoption of eID and trust services among SMEs.

Details about the workshop:

Date: 26th of November 2018

Location: European Commission – Berlaymont Building, Rue de la Loi 200, 1049 (Brussels), Room: Jean Rey

Time: 10:00 – 16:00

Registration: Register to attend this event.

Target Audience

This workshop is open to business representations, such as SME associations, industry associations, chambers of commerce, sectorial business associations, technology district associations as well as SMEs. Members of the eIDAS ecosystems that are interested in understanding the needs of SMEs with regards to eID and trust services solutions are welcomed. We also encourage members of the civil society such as consumer associations and NGOs active on civil liberties, fundamental rights or the protection of privacy to attend this workshop.

What will organisations gain from the workshop?

By attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Understand how SMEs from different sectors can leverage eID and trust services in their day-to-day business operations.
  • Discover and test the tools that have been developed to support SMEs as part of the pilot programme
  • Contribute to recommendations that could be taken at EU level to enhance the adoption of eID and trust services amongst SMEs.

The eIDAS Toolkit

Visit the eIDAS for SMEs web pages on the Digital Single Market website where you will find a set of materials including a quickstart guidebook, an eIDAS checklist, sector-specific information including infographics, an interactive tool and a cutting-edge, exploratory webinar programme. The materials are available in four different languages (EN, ES, DE, FR).

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