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STORK 2.0
Issue No: 2 | January, 2013

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The STORK 2.0 Newsletter thanks all those who contributed to this issue and welcomes comments and contributions at: info@eid-stork2.eu
STORK 2.0 Newsletter is published by the STORK 2.0 consortium. The views expressed are purely those of the authors and may not, under any circumstance, be regarded as stating an official position of the whole consortium or European Commission. Neither the STORK 2.0 consortium nor any person acting on its behalf is responsible for the use that may be made of the information in this publication.

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Dear reader,

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." said Eleanor Roosevelt.

January started off with a new year, an award and new challenges for STORK 2.0.

2013 will be an important year for the project moving towards its vision, the creation of a fully operational framework and infrastructure for electronic identities (eIDs) and authentication in the EU. In-depth market research was carried out throughout 2012 to have better insights into the needs of participating Member States and key potential stakeholders. New process flows have been designed to be implemented in STORK 2.0 pilots use cases and business cases, allowing to further develop and improve technologies for electronic authentication before putting them into practice into real-life settings.

In 2012, STORK 2.0 participated in a certain number of events to promote the project and its outcomes. 2013 will reinforce this trend and will further engage stakeholder groups from various backgrounds, positioning STORK 2.0 in a top place in the field of eID.

In this second issue of our Newsletter, you will read about the project’s latest updates and news, past and upcoming events as well as interesting publications.

We will be glad to receive any comments or suggestions you might have, so contact us at: communication@eid-stork2.eu.

Discover more about the project and its related activities with our Newsletter!
Enjoy the reading!

The STORK 2.0 Dissemination and Communication Team
Project News

STORK 2.0 project receives the ePractice Editor’s Choice Award 2013

ePractice.eu cases are written summaries of real-life eGovernment, eHealth and eInclusion projects or business solutions developed by public administrations, entrepreneurs and corporations. Being a project focused on eGovernment, eHealth and eBusiness, STORK 2.0 submitted its own ePractice case and has been awarded with the Editor’s Choice Award 2013 after the Editor’s team evaluation.
The full presentation of the STORK 2.0 ePractice case is available here.

Common Specifications & Building Blocks: new process flows designed

Based on the results of a survey launched in 2012, the team of this work package designed new process flows for STORK2.0. The first one, authentication on behalf of, will allow citizens to electronically act on behalf of legal persons, especially SMEs. The second one, Powers (for digital signature) has been designed to be implemented in situations where a Service provider has received a digital signature whose signatory has signed in representation of a legal person.
In addition, in order to better adapt the project’s technology to the arising needs of the upcoming pilots in terms of citizen authentication, the team has redesigned pre-existing key business attributes implemented in previous STORK project.

STORK 2.0 pilots: focused on the consolidation of information and specification phase

STORK 2.0 will apply the common electronic identity interoperability infrastructure developed in the project and will evaluate its corresponding services in the context of four cross-sector and cross-border pilots in key strategic areas for European economic growth and competitiveness, namely eLearning and Academic Qualifications, eBanking, Public Services for Business and eHealth. These pilots explore possible ways to fulfill real needs of citizens and businesses in real-life settings and further explore the potentialities and and benefits generation for a rich community of stakeholders offered by STORK 2.0 federated and trustworthy framework for cross-border eID services at European level. The four pilot applications will facilitate borderless digital living and mobility in the EU, enhancing the Digital Single Market for public and commercial services in alignment with the Services Directive and the upcoming Regulation on Electronic Identification and Trust Services for Electronic Transactions in the internal market. During this period, the pilots are focused in a detailed requirements and functional specification, working closely with other project tasks focused on the analysis of existing infrastructures and resources, legal and trust analysis and common specifications and building blocks.

eBanking pilot leader, Eric Smith, mentions that during this phase of the project, eBanking pilot focused on the consolidation of the necessary information (comprising technical aspects but also non-technical factors relevant for the definition and future deployment of the pilots) in order to complete the pilot deliverable addressing technical & business objectives and specifications. Moreover, David Mitzman, leading participant of Public Services for Business pilot, refers that this pilot is clarifying the requirements of the different national Public Services for Businesses. In particular, issues regarding the legal and technical aspects of "acting on behalf of other legal or natural persons" as users of eGovernment portals are being discussed. A Special Interest Group is currently being organised within the pilot to delve deeper into some of the issues of cross-border mandate management, in coordination with functional specifications work being carried out in the common infrastructure specifications and building blocks tasks. The importance of digital signature functionalities is also being further documented.

eID as a Service Offering towards the consolidation of market research results

During this period, among the major tasks of this work package was the preparation for the "Consolidated Market Research Results" deliverable which will be delivered soon. The deliverable will include the feedback received by 3000 responses to an online questionnaire addressed to a range of individuals across the participating Member States (MS). The MS representative arranged the coordination of this action within their own countries. The questionnaires will be complemented by the results arising from the ongoing process of interviewing key potential stakeholders who are potential service providers such as telecommunications companies in each of the STORK 2.0 participating MS. Moreover, the results acquired will also contribute to the development of the STORK2.0 Marketing Strategy.
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  • "Access Luxembourg's administrative services from abroad at the touch of a button", article published online by "Wort.lu" newspaper on January 24th, 2013

    STORK 2.0 partners in Luxembourg, Pierre Clausse of State IT Center and Pascal Lhoas of Henri Tudor public research centre, state that Luxembourg's participation in STORK 2.0 Europe-wide project will allow people to access a range of services from other EU Member States online. Moreover, they comment that for now the project’s team is looking at how to make the country's administrative website guichet.lu STORK compliant. In Luxembourg the three-year pilot is being carried out in collaboration with State IT Center, Henri Tudor public research centre and LuxTrust.

    Original article


  • "Together with the Ministry of Treasure and Public Administrations of Spain, Indra facilitates interoperability of electronic identities with STORK project", article published by Europa Press on January 19th, 2013

    This article focuses on STORK and STORK 2.0 presenting Spain’s participation in both projects and highlighting their contribution in facilitating the procedures for the implementation of online public services in Spain. The Ministry and Indra worked together so that 21 millions of national citizen cards and other Spanish credentials can be used by its citizens over the Internet in eGovernment services in Europe. Spain participated in three STORK pilots (Student Mobility, Change of Address, ECAS Integration) and currently, the Ministry and Indra are working on STORK 2.0 aiming at new goals. Such projects are "an important step" on the way to a Europe without borders and John Heppe, STORK 2.0 partner, concludes that "Although the road is long, STORK has laid the groundwork so that all can be a reality in the future".

    Original article (available in Spanish)


  • "The "Made in Europe" exhibition demonstrated the cross-border identification", article published in eID.lt on October 23rd, 2012

    An article related to “Made In Europe” exhibition and the participation of Lithuania in STORK and STORK 2.0 project was published in “eID - Elektronine Asmens Tapatybes Korteles” website on October, 23rd 2012. During the event, MEPs expressed their full support to the project and mentioned that it provides the foundation for future widespread use of eID solutions enabling the exchange of legal and personal identification features, regardless of borders, thereby contributing to the leadership in the digital market. The Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Lithuania together with the 16 Member States and Iceland 2011 successfully completed the implementation of the STORK project. There was installed the European trust test system in Lithuania (Pan European Proxy System-PEPS), successfully tested and carried out cross-border identification of persons using real eID cards contained in the certificates, with 11 EU Member States. Lithuania represented by the Lithuanian Ministry of Interior, State Infostruktra and AB Ukio bankas will continue its work in STORK 2.0 project.

    Original article (available in Lithuanian)


  • "STORK 2.0 digital identification in Europe", article published in Semana Informatica on October 16th, 2012

    An in-depth article presenting the STORK 2.0 project, its objectives and its pilots, as well as the Portuguese entities involved in the project was published in Semana Informatica website on October 16th, 2013. It is anticipated that STORK 2.0 can evolve and leverage existing knowledge in other European projects, such as the first project STORK. Representatives from the participating entities (AMA – Agência para a Modernização Administrativa, Instituto Superior Técnico (ISRT), SIBS: Forward Payment Solutions, Caixa Mágica Software, Multicert, Instituto de Registos e Notariado and ITIJ) comment that Portugal is a good practice among European examples in the area of electronic identification and will provide STORK 2.0 with the experience and knowledge existing at the national level, while they also mention the pilot area where they work in the project.

    Original article (available in Portuguese)
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STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene

STORK 2.0 presented at the OMNICARD 2013, 15th - 17th January 2013, Berlin, Germany

Eric Smith, STORK 2.0 partner and eBanking Pilot leader, presented the project and the relevant pilot on January 16th, 2013 at the “E-Identity: Interoperability in Europe – Three projects” session. More...




STORK 2.0 presented at the Europeone eGovernment Conference, 3th - 4th December 2012, Nicosia Cyprus


Frank Leyman, STORK 2.0 partner and Fedict Manager of International Relations, presented STORK 2.0 project at this Conference on December 3rd, 2012 focusing on the project’s objectives and challenges. More...

STORK 2.0 attended "Federations Across Boundaries - An interdisciplinary workshop hosted by the Internet Society" , 14th - 16th November 2012, Prague, Czech Republic

STORK 2.0 partner, Zdenek Jiricek from the Ministry of Interior of Czech Republic attended the the Federations Across Boundaries “An interdisciplinary workshop hosted by the Internet Society” workshop in Day 2 on 15th November 2012. More...

STORK 2.0 presented at CARTES, 6th - 8th November, 2012, Paris, France

Frank Leyman, STORK 2.0 partner and Fedict Manager of International Relations, presented STORK 2.0 in this event. With over 19,000 visitors to its 2012 edition, CARTES has reaffirmed the smart technology and digital security market's dynamism as well as once again confirming its position as the sector's leading international event. More...



STORK 2.0 presented at the ISSE Conference, 23th -24th October, 2012, Brussels, Belgium

STORK 2.0 partner and Executive Director of EEMA, Roger Dean presented the project at this event. More...

STORK 2.0 presented at the 2-day event organized for the 20th anniversary of the EU Single Market, 18th - 19th October 2012, Athens, Greece

STORK 2.0 partner, Elena Agelakopoulou from the Hellenic Ministry of Administrative Reform and e-Governance was present at the joint booths of STORK 2.0 and SPOCS at the exhibition of the conference regarding the opportunities and potentials of the Single Market Act of the EU and the free movement of services in the Single Market. More...



STORK 2.0 presented at the eGovernment Days, 11th - 12th October, 2012, Stockholm, Sweden

Arvid Welin, STORK 2.0 Dissemination and Communication Leader, presented STORK 2.0 in this conference. The focus of its presentation was "eID for an Open and Secure Europe". More...

STORK 2.0 presented at "Made in Europe - how research and innovation helps our society" event, 8th - 10th October 2012, European Parliament in Brussels

Arvid Welin, Roger Dean and Herbert Leitold, STORK 2.0 partners, participated in this event to present STORK 2.0 project. More...






STORK 2.0 presented at the "Identity & Access Management" Conference, 2nd October 2012, Stockholm, Sweden

On behalf of the project, Jon Shamah, STORK 2.0 partner and Vice-President of EEMA, presented a keynote speech titled “A Paradigm shift in managing Identity credentials” on October 2nd, 2012 at 9.30-10.00am.

STORK 2.0 presented at IT Forum - "Europe goes online", 24th - 25th September 2012, Cologne, Germany

Arvid Welin, WP8 Dissemination, Communication and Marketing Leader, and Jon Shamah, STORK 2.0 partner, participated in this cross-LSP Roadshow. Along with the rest of LSPs, STORK 2.0 booth was available at the exhibition area where visitors could get informed on the LSPs. More...

STORK 2.0 presented at 2nd Danube eRegion Conference- DeRC, 24th -25th September 2012, Ljubljana, Slovenia

STORK 2.0 partners, Alenka Žužek Nemec from the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration of Slovenia and Peter Kustor from the Federal Chancellery of Austria presented the background of the project giving a STORK overview and how it works in practice and introduced STORK 2.0 objectives, as well.
The presentation is available here.
Editorial
Project News
STORK 2.0 in the News
More interesting news
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
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Upcoming Events
Editorial
Project News
STORK 2.0 in the News
More interesting news
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
Publications
   
Publications
In this section, STORK 2.0 would like to mention two interesting issues of the European Commission magazines, Cross-Border Public Services which were published during the latest months and are focused on LSPs (Large Scale Pilots) such as STORK, SPOCS, epSOS, PEPPOL, eCODEX:
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