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STORK 2.0
Issue No: 8 | April, 2015
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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Editorial

Dear reader,

STORK 2.0 is proud to announce the availability for European citizens and businesses of the STORK 2.0 pilots – eLearning and Academic Qualifications, eBanking, Public Services for Business and eHealth! The piloting phase is a cornerstone of the project’s success and includes cross-border services in these 4 strategic areas promoting digital mobility across European countries.

Just a few examples on what STORK 2.0 can do for you: a Spanish student will be able to apply for a joint degree by following virtual courses in eLearning environments shared across different European universities (Academia pilot); Austrian citizens are now able to securely create a bank account in an Slovenian bank (eBanking pilot); an Austrian company can delegate powers to an authorized representative, by means of information obtained from a national business register and contained in an electronic mandate, to access several services in a foreign point of single contact portal (eGov4Business pilot); a hospital in Milano enables Austrian patients to securely authenticate and access their health records located in their home country (eHealth pilot). We encourage you to try our services and contribute by giving your valuable opinion about your experience on our feedback forms:

Moreover, STORK 2.0 was presented to the Members of the European Parliament. A workshop was held in the European Parliament premises on March 25th, in coordination with the Connecting Europe Facility and the e-IDAS working group. Visit our website to see more information about this meeting!

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

Enjoy reading our updates and happy pilot services testing!

The STORK 2.0 Dissemination and Communication Team

Project News

Legal and trust analysis

While the major legal challenges have been addressed within STORK 2.0 at this stage, questions can still emerge on the basis of practical issues. To give a simple recent example: STORK 2.0 has identified an issue for information coming from original sources in a different alphabet than that of the destination country (i.e Greek versus Latin alphabet). The solution given by STORK 2.0 implies that the organization providing originally this information converts the values into the destination alphabet while sending as well the original values in some cases, like the person’s name, surname or legal name of the company.

Common specifications and Building blocks

The team in charge of common specifications and common code has released new functionalities required by the pilots. A majority of the MSs are operating their STORK 2.0 node (PEPS or VIDP) in production. The most important feature to be delivered in the upcoming months is the single sign-on (SSO) functionality, which will allow users to authenticate on behalf of different organizations they authorized to represent without needing to reauthenticate themselves at natural persons in the same session.

eID as a service offering

The project sustainability team has been engaged in the study of a possible business model for STORK 2.0. We are working on collecting and analysing more information from Member States and Pilot Participants for such purpose. 

Among other issues, the team has also been performing studies on the potential need for accreditation in STORK 2.0 and how this relates to work that is progressing in the expert groups of the eIDAS Regulation.

Marketing, communication & dissemination

Elaborating on the most efficient ways to disseminate the pilots and optimize the communication strategy for them is the main focus of the dissemination team during these last months.  

As Member States were on the spotlight of marketing during the same period because of the pilots launch, the dissemination team arranged, with the support of the MEP Mr Evzen Tosenovsky on behalf of the European Parliament, the organisation of the Seminar on electronic identification and authentication. Being a MEP-only restricted event, this meeting was held in the premises of the European Parliament in Brussels on March 25th, in collaboration with CEF and eIDAS taskforce, aiming to bring the project and its pilots closer to MEPs and to share with them its usability and benefits. Click here to see the outcomes of this fruitful meeting!

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 eAcademia pilot has progressed steadily during the last months. Many services passed to production, along with the national infrastructure of the majority of Member States. Both service and attribute providers have made great efforts so that several services are available for final users as of today.

eBanking pilot

Several of the eBanking pilot services are now in production. These include the Open Bank Account Service in Austria, Iceland and Slovenia. The log on and the eInvoicing services will follow shortly in other countries like Greece, Slovenia and Italy. From a wider perspective, there is an action plan on the table to attract more eID holders to use these services during the piloting phase. A working group from the seven major Portuguese Banks has been initiated in order to assess the eID potential within the Portuguese Banking community and the results should provide valuable feedback for the pilot.

Public Services for Business pilot

Several of the thirteen different eGovernment for Business services are currently being field-tested by focus group users and real business users. Belgian farmers are logging on via STORK 2.0 to the Netherlands Enterprise Agency, RVO.nl, in order to manage their cross-border farm declarations; the Icelandic Point of Single Contact for the EUGO network of EC Services Directive portals is open for foreign business users, accepting requests for permits and other business licenses; Luxembourg's YourGuichet Administrative procedures portal is testing its application for requesting an extract from the police records, a necessary preliminary step for many business procedures;... and more services are coming!

eHealth pilot

Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico in Milano is piloting the use case that allows Austrian patients (and soon patients from other countries) to securely authenticate and access their health records located in their home country; in Austria the National Register of Epidemic Infections allows any foreigner to do the same. Meanwhile the Region of Geneva in Switzerland, together with Austrian Ministry of Health, are extending the OpenNCP infrastructure with STORK 2.0 functionalities regarding to other user cases: Patients’ representative access to electronic health records and Health care professional identification via STORK attributes.

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

Italy publishes the definition of their national eID system

The official legal definition of Italy’s upcoming eID system was published on December 9th, 2014. “The new Public System for Digital Identity Management (SPID) will be interoperable with other European eID systems”, Agenzia per l’Italia Digitale writes. The solution will be based on the OASIS SAML standard for exchanging authentication and authorization. This standard is used for the European STORK eID project, aiming to develop a common eID infrastructure across the European Union.
Click here to read the article.

Déjouer l'Internet de tout avant qu'il ne se joue de nous (Outsmart the Internet while before it exploits us)

In LesEchos.fr, STORK was mentioned along with Kantara as federated identity services that contribute worldwide to research on new reassurance standards which allow sharing data and ecosystems across trusted identities.
Click here to read the full article (in French).

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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

Dutch complete creation of digital infrastructure

The Dutch government has announced that the creation of a national digital infrastructure has been completed. The substructure, called i-NUP, is intended to underpin the electronic government services of the country’s public administrations.
Click here to read the article.

Polish post offices pilot verification eID system

Polish citizens can get their electronic ID verified in five post offices in Warsaw. Their so-called “Trusted Profile” can then be used to access online government services, including registering a business and interacting with social services.
Click here to read the full article.

Portugal brings eGovernment services to rural areas

Portugal’s Agency for Administrative Modernisation (AMA) is expanding the country’s network of Espaços do Cidadão (Citizen Spaces) to two rural areas, Beira Baixa and Médio Tejo, making it easier for citizens to use online government services.
Click here to read the article.

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

Global e-Gov Forum

October 7-8, 2014, Astana, Kazakhstan

To continue its global initiative to promote e-government development, UNDESA in partnership with the Government of Kazakhstan held the third Global E-Government Forum in Astana. The Forum focused on ‘Smart Governance for Sustainable Development: New Opportunities for Partnerships in the Networked Society’ and addressed emerging issues, such as Smart Governance, Networked Society, Open Government, Open Data and Social Media. Our partner TURKSAT from Turkey shared ideas on cross-border e-ID services in this interesting event.

eFörvaltnings Dagarna (Swedish eGoverment Day)

October 10, 2014, Stockholm, Sweden

In this public sector-driven event in Stockholm, mainly led to Swedish public servants, participants get the chance to debate on the most innovative eGovernment solutions in place and to come. On behalf of STORK 2.0, it was Mr Welin from Stockholm University and Mr Leitold from the Austrian consortium ARGE who presented STORK 2.0 and introduced a live demo respectively, thus raising the attendees’ interest.

EuroID 2014 – International Exhibition and Conference for Identification

November 18-20, 2014, Frankfurt, Germany

Our partner Mr Leitold from Austria opened the event with a lecture about how STORK 2.0 is breaking the ground on e-ID and mandates. The event was mainly industry-driven.

International Conference on Knowledge Management

November 22, 2014, Antalya, Turkey

International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM) provides researchers and practitioners from all over the world a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas concerning theoretical and practical aspects of Knowledge Management. Turkish partners from TURKSAT introduced STORK 2.0 to this conference, within this year frame “Innovation, Knowledge Discovery & Technology Management”.

UTmessan Conference

February 6-7, 2015, Reykjavik, Iceland

Our partner Rebekka Rán Samper, from Registers Iceland, gave a thirty-minute lecture about STORK 2.0 and the expected significant milestones of the pilots at the big IT conference UTmessan, which was opened by the Minister of industry and innovation in Iceland.

STORK 2.0 Seminar on electronic identification and authentication

March 25, 2015, European Parliament, Brussels

This seminar intended to inform and engage public representatives and policy advisors in the European Parliament. It counted on the participation of our partners Frank Leyman, Arvid Welin, Herbert Leitold and Jiri Prusa, as well as the presentation of Mr Paul Timmers, Director of EC DG CONNECT Sustainable and Secure Society, and Mr Andrea Servida and Mr Gabor Bartha, from the e-IDAS taskforce.

eIDAS Private Sector Engagement High Level Event - eID: emerging business cases

March, 31, 2015, Brussels

This meeting brought together top-level decision makers to share experiences, business cases and good practices to learn how to best leverage the opportunities of trust services in the eIDAS Regulation.

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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Upcoming Events

European Digital Identity event 2015

Leeuwenhorst NH Hotel in Noordwijkerhout, 15-16 April, 2015

Med-e-Tel Conference

Luxembourg, 22-24 April, 2015

IST-Africa 2015

Lilongwe, Malawi, 5-8 May, 2015

Protocols Plugfest Europe 2015

Zaragoza, Spain, 12-14 May, 2015

2nd International Conference of Internet Science

Brussels, 27-29 May, 2015

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Publications

STORK 2.0: Breaking New Grounds on eID and Mandates

Authors: Herbert Leitold, Carlos Ribeiro and Antonio Lioy

Boosting open innovation and knowledge transfer in the European Union

Authors: Koenraad Debackere, Birgitte Andersen, Helena Malmqvist, Ivan Dvorak, Ellen Enkel, Peter Krüger, Andrius Plečkaitis, Alf Rehn, Sara Secall, William Stevens, Erik Vermeulen, Dorien Wellen

Smart governance of the internal market for business

Author: Lena J. Tsipouri

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