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STORK 2.0
Issue No: 6 | May, 2014
Editorial
Project News
What's New in STORK 2.0 Pilots?
STORK 2.0 in the News
eID Related News
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
Publications
 
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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Editorial

Dear reader,

We are happy to announce that our pilots will go live very soon! In fact, April and May have been months of critical work within the STORK 2.0 boundaries. Our entire consortium has focused major efforts on the upcoming live stage of the pilots.

Moreover, last April the European Parliament largely welcomed the proposed Regulation on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market, also known as "eIDAS Regulation". Such recognition is an important support for STORK 2.0 initiatives and future development of the project.

Several events related to industry and public administration were held at national and international level which allowed us to raise visibility and inform various stakeholders about the developments of the project.

The 1st Member States Reference Group Meeting organised back-to-back with SEMIC 2014 Conference was one of the season’s highlights for STORK 2.0. 55 representatives from 12 countries showed great interest in the project developments and in learning how can a non-participating Member State implement STORK at a national level.

Would you like to learn more about the project and its real-life pilot applications? Meet us in our 2nd Industry meeting which will be held during the 27th EEMA Annual Conference on June 11th in London! Register here.

For any comments or suggestions you might have, please contact us at: communication@eid-stork2.eu.

Enjoy the reading!

The STORK 2.0 Dissemination and Communication Team

Project News

Legal and trust analysis

An important milestone was achieved at the legal front as a Memorandum of Understanding was agreed by all STORK 2.0 partners. The Memorandum serves as a legal basis for the operation of STORK 2.0 that outlines the responsibilities of all different stakeholders. Thus, the obligations that partners have taken to heart are formalised in a way that they are easily accessible and understandable to all interested parties.

Additionally, guidelines for data protection have been created. Privacy and data protection are key pillars of STORK 2.0, and the legal team has now made suggestions on how STORK users can provide their consent in a transparent and comprehensible language. With these two key outputs, the legal framework has been put in place for the operation of the STORK 2.0 pilot use cases.

Common specifications and Building blocks

STORK 2.0’s complexity of common functionalities, which enhance those of STORK, is a challenge preventing the implementation of the national eID infrastructure. As soon as these functionalities are sorted out, several countries will go live in a short timeframe.

During the next months several improvements are planned to be implemented, such as to allow the cross-border retrieval of company data, i.e. this allows the company to reside in another country than the citizen’s country; to converge with the DIGIT project which means that while STORK 2.0 has been developing the STORK 2.0 specifications and common code, DIGIT has been working on the evolution of STORK code. It is foreseen to merge both versions of specifications and code, in order to present a clear picture to all MS which may want to use this infrastructure.

eID as a service offering

A first version of a report on Standardisation has been submitted with the support of partners. It provides an initial analysis of standardisation requirements for STORK 2.0 and recommendations for STORK sustainability and the context of the eIDAS Regulation. When publicly published, it will allow citizens and non-STORK Member States to gain an insight into standardisation at an early stage. 

As part of the engagement with the Commission regarding the eIDAS Regulation, Mr Adam Cooper from the UK Cabinet Office gave a presentation regarding “Requirements for eID interoperability” at the first Expert Group meeting in Brussels on April 10th. This presentation highlighted the lessons learnt from STORK and recommendations for standardisation that should be considered when resolving the implementing acts of the Regulation. 

Marketing, communication & dissemination

With the pilot applications getting prepared to go live and, the communication team put a lot of effort in the development of their micro-sites, the creation of offline promotional materials, pilot posters and brochures these past months. These materials and the pilot microsites will provide you with additional information about the four real-life applications of STORK 2.0, and grant you direct access to national portals implementing STORK 2.0’s pilot services. Furthermore, the website will soon experience a change both in design and usability offering an enhanced navigation experience.
Audience at 1st Member States Reference Group Meeting, 8th April 2014
Finally, organization, support and wide promotion of events where the project was presented were among the communication team’s priorities. The organization of the 1st Member States Reference Group Meeting in Athens back to back with SEMIC 2014 conference on April 8th brought STORK 2.0 and its developments closer to the key actors of 12 European countries that attended.
Editorial
Project News
What's New in STORK 2.0 Pilots?
STORK 2.0 in the News
eID Related News
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
Publications
 
   
What's New in STORK 2.0 Pilots?

eLearning and Academic Qualifications pilot

The pilot is running smoothly towards the go-live of the services. The first one that will be put into production, as soon as national infrastructures are ready, is the eLearning service. The remaining services will follow shortly. The eSurvey service will also run as soon as the works to ensure anonymity are implemented in at least three different countries.

eBanking pilot

Several financial institutions from various Member States keep showing interest in the eBanking application of STORK 2.0. In particular, four additional banks agreed to join the pilot during the last months. Furthermore, the Austrian division of the Zveza bank and the Icelandic Arion bank are expected to begin offering the account opening service via STORK 2.0 during the following weeks.

Public Services for Business pilot

In this pilot, partners from thirteen countries have been modifying existing eGovernment services to accept end-users whose personal identity credentials and company representation validation are provided from a foreign EU Member State via the STORK2.0 infrastructure. These services are then integrated into the national STORK 2.0 infrastructure and tested in both national and cross-border scenarios.

Besides these technical implementation activities, other actions necessary to ensure a successful piloting were performed, such as the engagement of end-users and organisation of focus groups for testing, the coordination of government administrations related to the pilot services and the strong commitment of stakeholders.

eHealth pilot

Several countries of the pilot have finished their testing, implementation and deployment phases. The pilot was presented during the eHealth Forum in Athens on May 13th. The eHealth use cases were presented hand in hand with e-SENS; the roles of both projects and how they overlap and cooperate in the field of eHealth were also discussed.
Editorial
Project News
What's New in STORK 2.0 Pilots?
STORK 2.0 in the News
eID Related News
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
Publications
 
   
STORK 2.0 in the News

European ID and authentication agreement endorsed

STORK 2.0 comments on the endorsement of the EU regulation on electronic identification and authentication. STORK 2.0 Project Coordinator from Atos Spain, Ana Piñuela states: “This agreement on eIDAS represents a key milestone in our efforts to move towards the realisation of interoperable and secure elD and authentication for European Member States. We have come a long way, since the inception of the initial STORK project back in 2008, to reach this milestone.”
Original article

Cross-border eID and STORK 2.0 project in the interview with Jiří Průša (CZ.NIC)

Mr Jiří Průša, STORK 2.0 from the CZ.NIC Association was interviewed for Lidové noviny, one of the most popular newspapers in Czech Republic. In the extensive article “Thousands of Czechs have already their own electronic identity“, he focused on eID's state of play in the Czech Republic and its future development. Information about STORK 2.0 project and the academic pilot represented a significant part of this interview, which is probably the most important dissemination activity focused on end users in the country.
Original article (in Czech)

The EU projects a regulation on electronic identification that will enhance the use of STORK 2.0 project infrastructure, where Universitat Jaume I participates

The European Parliament finally voted in favour of the eIDAS regulation on April 3rd. This newspaper echoes this news and provides the point of view of the eLearning and Academic Qualifications pilot leaders, Vicente Andreu and José Pascual Gumbau.
Original article (in Spanish)

NSTIC, STORK 2.0 & GSMA to Address ID Interoperability in Market with Over 22 Billion Credentials in Circulation

ABI Research believes that “initiatives such as STORK 2.0, the work being completed by the GSMA on the mobile identity front, and NSTIC are best placed to address the interoperability issue. Rather than the creation of an international standard, these initiatives are looking at how to embrace all credential and solution types, defining or producing best practices from which countries can follow and adopt to create the trust framework required for cross border use”, as says the Research analyst Mr Phil Sealy.
Original article

Editorial
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What's New in STORK 2.0 Pilots?
STORK 2.0 in the News
eID Related News
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
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eID Related News

Trustworthy electronic signatures, secure e-Government and trust: the way forward for improving EU citizens’ trust in web services, outlined by EU Agency ENISA

The EU’s cyber security Agency, ENISA, is publishing a series of new studies about the current security practices of Trust Service Providers and recommendations for improving cross-border trustworthiness and interoperability for the new regulated TSPs and for e-Government services using them.
Read the full press release from ENISA here.

Maltese government to start with soft roll-out of electronic ID cards on 12 February

The government’s soft roll-out plans for launching electronic identity cards were expected to take place on 12th February, Home Affairs Ministry spokesperson Ramona Attard states to “The Malta Independent”. This represents another milestone in the adoption of eID in the European countries and in the work to boost cross-border interoperability services between Member States.
Original article

Outcomes of the colloquium on electronic identity organized by the Czech chapter of AFCEA on April 23rd

In light of upcoming eIDAS regulation it is even clearer that Czech Republic has to make needed steps to guarantee its citizens safe access to on-line services, nationally and across the borders, using electronic identity means. An open discussion took place and technical, legislative and political issues of the eID adoption were discussed. Benefits of personalised e-Services to citizens using e-Identification and e-Authentication were once again promoted by various stakeholders.
The program of the colloquium in Czech is published here.

Editorial
Project News
What's New in STORK 2.0 Pilots?
STORK 2.0 in the News
eID Related News
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
Publications
 
   
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene

ID World Conference

24th - 25th February 2014, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The ID World community’s EMEA Summit brought together a world-class array of today’s public and private sector decision makers to debate topical issues and projects in the field of identification. STORK 2.0 partner, Mr Frank Leyman from Fedict was present in the event and introduced STORK 2.0 to many attendees.
Find more about this event.

CeBIT'14

10th - 14th March 2014, Hannover, Germany

STORK 2.0 partners, SK and EEMA, presented the project
STORK 2.0 partner Mr Jon Shamah (at left), from EEMA, introducing STORK 2.0 at the EC LSP booth during CeBIT exhibition
at the European Commission ICT Large Scale Projects booth, together with eSENS, epSOS and e-CODEX.
Find more about this event.

IPv6 transition in practice - Government experience workshop

18th March 2014, Athens, Greece

STORK 2.0 partners from the MINHAP and the University of Murcia described the different challenges and potential drivers for deploying an IPv6 ready cross-border e-Government service. To do this, the STORK existing solution, was presented as an example of a generic service that can be reused by other e-Government services for cross-border authentication.
Find more about this event.

Authentication and Authorisation Infrastructures Workshop

2nd April 2014, Brussels, Belgium

In this workshop held by TERENA, a forum dedicated to the development of Internet technology, infrastructure and services to be used by the research and education community, our eAcademia pilot leader Mr Vicent Andreu attended and provided valuable inputs about the outcomes of STORK 2.0 in the field of education.
Find more about this event.

ISSS (Internet in public administration and self-government) 2014

7th - 8th April 2014, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Decision makers, opinion leaders as well as IT experts representing various public administration and ICT industry bodies met to discuss the “As-Is” and “To-Be” of the Czech eGovernment and its ICT infrastructure. Two national partners of STORK 2.0, MVCR and CZ.NIC, introduced STORK 2.0 project and its practical benefits related to the use of electronic identity in national and cross-border services.
Find more about this event.


1st Member States Reference Group Meeting at SEMIC Interoperability Conference 2014

8th April 2014, Athens, Greece

A large delegation of STORK 2.0 partners landed in Athens to give Member States representatives an insight of the positive experience of STORK 2.0 and on how to implement a STORK Pan European Proxy System (PEPS) in European Member States. 55 representatives from Ministries related to eGovernment of 12 countries attended and showed large interest for the topic.
Find more about the event.
STORK 2.0 Dissemination leader Arvid Welin at the 1st Member States Reference Group Meeting


SEMIC Interoperability Conference 2014

9th April 2014, Athens, Greece

The conference brought together both the experts driving the practice of semantic technologies and those who have first-hand experience of implementing these standards in cross-border e-Government applications. STORK 2.0 partner Mr Antonis Stasis participated in a panel discussion during SEMIC Conference mentioning STORK 2.0 developments.
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STORK 2.0 partner, Mr Antonis Stasis (second from left) at the panel session during SEMIC 2014

Italian Cybersecurity Summit 2014

9th April 2014, Milano, Italy

This event counted with the presence of our partner from POLITO Antonio Lioy, who presented about STORK 2.0 and eIDAS. More than 300 participants from the Italian Public Administration participated.
Find more about the event.

The 4th International Conference on Multimedia Computing and Systems (ICMCS'14)

15th April 2014, Marrakech, Morocco

With a large audience of 280 attendees, mainly dominated by Mediterranean and Maghreb countries, our Slovenian partner Mr Borka J. Blazic from Jozef Stefan Institute presented his paper “Designing a large cross-border secured eID service for e-government and e-business”. The audience raised several questions with regards to the applications of the project.
Find more about this event.

5th eHealth Forum Week

11 - 13th May 2014, Athens, Greece

Organised by the Greek Presidency in cooperation with the European Commission, the eHealth Forum 2014 provided a unique forum for the exchange of experience, good practices innovation and mutual support. The STORK 2.0 eHealth team presented on behalf of STORK 2.0 in a session named “eIdentification in eHealth in STORK 2.0 and eSENS”, which raised visibility and interest from a large number of attendees.
Find more about this event.
Editorial
Project News
What's New in STORK 2.0 Pilots?
STORK 2.0 in the News
eID Related News
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
Publications
 
   
Upcoming Events

Italian Cybersecurity Summit 2014 - Roma

20th May, 2014, Rome, Italy

Conference for E-Democracy and Open Government ’14

21st-23rd May 2014, Krems University, Austria

EEMA Annual Conference

10th - 11th June 2014, London, United Kingdom

2nd Industry Group Meeting

11th June 2014, London, United Kingdom

Editorial
Project News
What's New in STORK 2.0 Pilots?
STORK 2.0 in the News
eID Related News
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
Publications
 
   
Publications

Czech ISSS 2014 conference almanac: STORK 2.0-related articles included!

“STORK 2.0: the road to single electronic identification and authentication in Europe” introduces STORK 2.0 pilot scenarios and new possibilities of cross-border authentication the project brings to individuals and businesses. Second article called “mojeID as an e-Democracy enabler” explains basics and possible uses of mojeID electronic identity from the perspective of local authorities and citizens.
Original article about STORK 2.0, page 79 (in Czech)
Original article about mojeID, page 107 (in Czech)
Editorial
Project News
What's New in STORK 2.0 Pilots?
STORK 2.0 in the News
eID Related News
STORK 2.0 on the Conference Scene
Upcoming Events
Publications
 
 
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