The go.eIDAS Summit 2021 took place as an online event on 01 July 2021 and included the participation of ACROSS team members during the “The future of eGovernment – towards implementing the single digital gateway” panel discussion.

What is the eIDAS regulation and the go.eIDAS initiative?

The regulation (EU) No 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market, commonly known as “eIDAS-Regulation,” was introduced in 2014 and has been fully in force since 01 July 2016. On 29 September 2018, a significant milestone has been reached, as the European Union-wide recognition of notified eID-schemes started.

Against this background, leading European associations, projects, and expert organisations in the sector of eID and digital trust joined forces to launch the non-profit go.eIDAS-Initiative. The first steps and initial focus area of this initiative comprise the creation and maintenance of localisable and extensible eIDAS-related information material, the provision of local eIDAS-related webinars and the design and maintenance of eIDAS-related open-source software.

The go.eIDAS is an open initiative that welcomes all interested organisations and individuals committed to the aforementioned goals. The go.eIDAS-Initiative invites all stakeholders within the eIDAS-ecosystem, such as application providers, eID-related stakeholders, trust service providers, conformity assessment bodies, other service providers, regulatory authorities and other public sector bodies, publicly funded projects and initiatives, academic institutions and standard development organisations. In contrast, commercial organisations shall demonstrate practical pro bono aspects related to their participation.

The go.eIDAS Summit 2021

The eIDAS-Regulation has been fully in force for five years now and is facing a revision that will pave the way for even more successful application of secure digital identities in the future. As such, the non-profit go.eIDAS e.V. has assembled leading international experts and stakeholders in the sector of secure digital identities, trust services and mobile government to exchange the latest experiences, knowledge and ideas surrounding the eIDAS.

ACROSS participation in the go.eIDAS Summit 2021

Team members of the ACROSS project participated in the go.eIDAS Summit 2021 during the the panel discussion “The future of eGovernment – towards implementing the single digital gateway.” Hans Graux, legal framework leader in ACROSS, keynoted on the implementing act of the single digital gateway regulation while also clarified future roadmaps and potential roadblocks that surround the regulation. During the same panel discussion, Nathan Carvalho, project manager in ACROSS, explained the importance of the ACROSS project and how it will create user journeys to deliver cross-border digital public services while ensuring data sovereignty for European Union citizens.