Welcome to the Public Services for Business Pilot

Extending existing online Public Services for Businesses beyond national borders using eID management


Businesses dealing with public administrations in other countries should be able to take advantage of on-line eGovernment services the same way that domestic businesses do. This requires that a business person's credentials - both personal identity information and the powers to legally represent a business - be made available to and be accepted by the foreign eGovernment Service Provider. STORK 2.0 is building the eID infrastructure to provide such cross-border interoperability.


STORK 2.0 integrated services

  • Before performing your test, make sure you fulfill the following requirements:
  • You have an eID from a Member State who acts as IdP for STORK 2.0 and has a B-IDP to supply Legal Person attributes and Mandate credentials.
  • The eID needs to be QAA-4 and capable of qualified electronic signatures
  • For production tests: Austria has a legal basis for recognition of eIDs from: BE, EE, ES, (FI), IS, IT, (LI), LT, PT, SE (those in brackets not in STORK)
  • The Company Registration Portal is an environment which allows to submit documents to the Business Register electronically without the need to use a notary’s services. The portal allows submitting applications for registering a new company, amending registry data, liquidating a company and deleting a company from the registry. You can also prepare and submit annual reports via the portal.
  • Before performing your test, make sure that you have an eID from the following countries: Austria, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania or Luxembourg.
  • Greek National Electronic Public Procurement System (NEPPS) (http://www.promitheus.gov.gr/) aims to provide essential mechanisms and conditions for the improvement of processes and the fast completion of public supplies.
    Central Electronic Registry of Public Procurement system (KHMDHS system) and Electronic Tendering system (ESHDHS system), are the main components of NEPPS.
    All public contracting authorities in Greece record their procurement activities (procurement requests, tenders, contracts, payment orders) for purchases of above 1,000 € in the KHMDHS system. In addition, all public contracting authorities are obliged by law, since October 2014, to execute their Tenders electronically (via the ESHDHS system) for purchases of supplies or services of above 60,000 €.
  • The suppliers must be registered in the system of NEEPS in order to participate to the above procedures of tendering.
    STORK 2.0 Pilot empowers the EU supliers during their registration to NEEPS with the capabillity to prove their mandate to act on behalf of the natural or legal person.
  • In order to use the service you must ensure that:
  • You have an eID provided by an Identity Provider that is connected to STORK2.0 interoberabillity platform
  • There is a B-IDP (BR or other AP) to supply mandate information connected to STORK2.0 interoberabillity platform.
  • The Iceland eBusiness portal provides simple and safe access to the EUGO Point of Single Contact, PSC, which offers a variety of business services to help you start and grow your business in Iceland. The PSC allows you to identify yourself with your own national credentials and then file online applications for licenses and permits in Iceland in order to maintain compliance with legal requirements.
  • Before performing your test, make sure you have a valid eID from one of the following countries: Austria, Estonia, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
  • The portal impresa.gov provides access to many Italian eGovernment services for business. The STORK 2.0 Pilot service allows legal representatives of companies from the Netherlands and Austria that are registered with the Italian WEEE Registry Service for Electronic Equipment Waste Management to access that service through the portal.
  • For piloting purposes, anyone with strong authorisation credentials from a STORK 2.0 participating Member State can register at the impresa.gov portal. Moreover, legal representatives of companies in AT, EE, GR, IS, LT, SI and SK can register and manage their own “personal desktop” with information on the represented companies verified with the national business register.
  • The Lithuanian E-Government Gateway provides access to a complete set of "life events" e-services for citizens and businesses. Thanks to STORK 2.0 persons from Estonia, France, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey can axccess the portal.
  • YourGuichet is a secure, interactive platform in Luxembourg's administrative services portal, guichet.lu. It allows administrative formalities to be carried out online with the competent authority in a safe and easy manner. The Stork2-enabled pilot service lets a foreign owner of a company based in Luxembourg register at YourGuichet using his national identity credentials, for example a Belgian eID card, and then request an official Criminal record certificate for the company.
  • Before performing your test, make sure you have a valid e-ID from a STORK 2.0 Member State.
  • The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) encourages sustainable and innovative cross-border agriculture. It helps entrepreneurs find grants, business partners and information on compliance with laws and regulations. The RVO.nl STORK pilot service lets Belgian farmers authenticate with their national identity cards and directly apply for permits, funding and other business services, online.
  • Before performing your test, make sure you fulfill the following requirements:
  • You have an eID from a Member State who acts as IdP for STORK 2.0 and has a B-IDP to supply Legal Person attributes.
  • Your country is added in the mijn.rvo.nl country selector
  • You have a mijn.rvo ABA account to do accountlinking
  • The eID needs to be minimum QAA-3
  • Based on the EU Services Directive a service provider established in any of the EEA countries can temporarily provide services in Slovakia. Cross-border provision of services is temporary and occasional provision of services based on valid authorisation to provide services issued in the state of the establishment of service provider. Only service providers established in EEA countries can provide services on a cross-border basis and only in the area of services that are included in Services Directive.
  • The notification of “Cross-border (temporary) provision of services in the Slovak Republic” has been selected as use case to prove the STORK functionality. A trade on the territory of the Slovak Republic can be carried out by a natural person or a legal entity that notifies the Trade Licensing Office (Point of Single Contact) and acquires Certificate of Trade Authorisation. Trade shall be notified by filling the above mentioned form.
  • The pre-requisites for pilot purposes are as follows:
  • You have an eID issued and accepted by the Identity Provider that is integrated with the STORK2.0 platform
  • Your legal entity and mandate attributes are provided by the Business Attribute Provider integrated with STORK2.0 platform
  • Your country could be found in the Country Selector.
  • The Eugo Slovenian portal is a state business point that helps foreign business entities from the EU, who want to do business in Slovenia. The EUGO portal provides accurate information about the procedures required for performing business activities in the Republic of Slovenia.
  • The pilot allows foreign citizens and business people from STORK 2.0 countries to register single-member limited liability compan (LLC) in Slovenia through the Business portal EUGO.GOV.SI, You will acquire the Slovenian tax number on-line and register a company based on STORK authentication. The tax number cannot be acquired synchronously due to the procedural limitations. It will be incorporated as part of the company registration process to respect the one-stop-shop principle.


Before accessing a service, you should read the service walkthrough and check that you have the required prerequisites - in particular, make sure that your home country is among those served.


Authentication of identity and validation of powers to access an online service on behalf of a legal entity

In this use case, STORK 2.0 services help verify the identity and validate the powers of a legal representative trying to access eGovernment services on behalf of a legal entity. Typical cross-border services to be experimented are those offered by Business Registers and other national eGovernment portals such as the Points of Single Contact established by the EC Services Directive to promote company mobility in the EU.

Nomination of a natural person for powers or company role

Similarly, the international STORK 2.0 eID interoperability infrastructure allows authorised persons to reassign powers of representation of legal entities or to otherwise manage the assignment of roles of natural persons in a company, in order to empower the person who will represent the company when accessing online Public Services for Businesses. This delicate operation can take place with full guarantee that both personal and company data privacy will be respected.

Goals of the pilot

The pilot is aimed at:

  • Enabling existing national online Public Services for Businesses to extend their services across orders by exchanging identity attributes of the legal representative of the business (or legal entity) or of some other duly mandated person.
  • Encouraging the use of Public Services for Businesses by foreign users and legal entities by promoting the enlargement of the STORK 2.0 circle of trust to directly include Attribute Authorities for legal entities such as Business Registers and other institutional Mandate providers.
  • Demonstrating and validating the effectiveness of STORK 2.0 facilities for user control of eID and strong data protection as extended to Public Services for Businesses and legal entities.

User Groups

The primary user group of the Business Administration Pilot are the legal representatives for Europe's SMEs. This group includes entrepreneurs, their management collaborators and their external professional consultants such as notaries and accountants.

Most of the current services are already offered across borders therefore the STORK 2.0 pilot services will promote the growth of an existing user base.


The pilot is expected to:

  • Reduce administrative burden for cross-border entrepreneurs by allowing administrative processes to be carried out remotely, easily and quickly - saving time and money and increasing convenience.
  • Keep information accurate, up-to-date and less susceptible to fraud.
  • Allow greater business mobility and contribute to single market goals.


ARGE-STORK, Austria | Service Publique Federal Technologie De L'information Et De La Communication, Belgium | National Social Security Office, Belgium | Center of Registers and Information Systems, Estonia | Agence Nationale de Titres Securisés, France | Hellenic Ministry of Administrative Reform and e-Governance, Greece | Þjóðskrá Íslands, Iceland | Infocamere, Italy | Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania | State Enterprise Infostruktura, Lithuania | Centre de Recherche Public Henri Tudor, Luxembourg | Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Agriculture of the Netherlands | Agência para a Modernizaçao Administrativa, Portugal | Instituto dos Registros e Notariado, IP, Portugal | Multicert, Portugal | IGFEJ, Portugal | Caixa Mágica Software, Portugal | Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic, Slovakia | Ministry of Public Administration of Slovenia | Cassidian, France