Innovation and Networks Executive Agency


INEA ceased operations on 31 March 2021. The European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA) was established on 1 April 2021 to take over the CEF Telecom legacy portfolio as well as additional EU funding programmes.
GRIDS (increasinG tRust with eId for Developing buSiness)
CEF Telecom
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April 2020 to December 2021
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April 2022


The CEF eID Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI) helps public administrations and private online service providers to easily extend the use of their online services to citizens from other EU Member States.

The Action aims to bundle together “Know Your Customer” (KYC) data with the eIDAS identification process, in order to achieve enhanced KYC Due Diligence operations in multiple business scenarios. GRIDS will showcase how digital KYC providers can use eIDAS identity verification to create and maintain a consistent single view of their customers and perform effective and accurate screening.

To achieve this, the Action will build a platform (GRIDS platform) that re-uses the functionality of the eID DSI. The platform will include the Service Provider HUB (SP HUB) that will provide eIDAS authentication functionality and Business Attributes Aggregator (BAA), which will enrich the data obtained from additional sources, such as KYC information resulting in the bundled token (“eIDAS eID + KYC” data facility), which will be further shared with the KYC Data Consumer.

Moreover, to allow for the seamless integration of end-users with KYC services, the Action will develop Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) the BAA and prepare guidelines for end-users to connect with the service.