eID Interoperability for PEGS(Pan-European eGovernment Services)†
Different Member States have engaged in the deployment of electronic Identity Cards or other Identity Management solutions. In addition to serving as national identification schemes, these should allow the electronic identification of the citizens for the use of eGovernment services at the national level (e.g. tax declaration, request or completion of administrative documents, etc…), thanks to comprised digital certificates. The issue of interoperability of these solutions between member states administrations, i.e. providing the possibility for a citizen of Member State A to use an eGovernment service proposed by Member State B, has often been highlighted. Interoperable eID solutions constitute indeed a key enabler for access to public services. An adequate eID interoperability solution needs to be provided, especially in the deployment of PEGS.
The objective of the action is to analyse the eID and authentication interoperability requirements. Fully in line with the i2010 eGovernment action Plan, and specifically supporting the adopted eID Roadmap, this analysis should point to the required interoperability functions in eID, propose a global eID interoperability approach and solution based on existing technologies, propose and study the impact of a multi-level authentication mechanism and derive common specifications for interoperable eID in the EU.
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