The Communication on Online Platforms and the Digital Single Market foresees that online platforms should be encouraged to recognise other eID means — in particular those notified under the eIDAS Regulation — that offer the same reassurance as their own. To this end, the Commission should promote interoperability actions, including through issuing principles and guidance on eID interoperability.
In this context, DG CNECT is organising a one-day workshop in Brussels bringing together representatives of online platforms, as well as of private and business platform users and other interested parties.
The workshop will aim to:
Explain the context and the purpose of the initiative, as well as present the results of the online survey organised by the Commission on the topic;
Hear the views of the key stakeholder groups on how the use of eID online platforms can benefit them and what challenges may need to be addressed;
Showcase examples of the use of national eID means by online platforms in some Member States;
Using a participatory approach, collect ideas for a set of principles for eID interoperability as well as on the process to further elaborate and jointly agree on them.