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.