Operational open framework and infrastructure encompassing eID for secure electronic authentication of both legal and natural persons.
STORK 2.0 (http://www.eid-stork2.eu/ ) co-funded by the European Commission and involving 57 partners from 19 European Member and Associated States started in April 2012 and will last until March 2015.
STORK 2, coordinated by Atos Spain S.A, and building on STORK results will extend eID interoperability to enhance a real convergence of public and private sector efforts on eID, the secure transfer of extended identity attributes and to provide electronic authentication to physical persons with powers or mandated to represent legal persons.
The objectives of STORK 2.0 are to:
- Accelerate the deployment of eID for public services, while ensuring co-ordination between national and EC initiatives in the field, and support a federated eID management architecture across Europe, by building on existing eID.
- Maximize the take-up of its scalable solutions throughout the EU, with a strong commitment to open specifications and longer-term sustainability around a strong vision of eID as a Service Offering (backed by participating European countries and industry) which contributes to Europe’s role of leadership of the eID market.
- Seek and showcase the convergence of private and public sectors in a fully operational framework and infrastructure which encompasses eID for secure and coherent electronic authentication of both legal and natural persons (including facility to mandate in different forms) widely useable across the EU, based on high level of data protection and secure ways to transfer attributes, all under user control.
- Test, in real life environments, secure and easy-to-use eID and attribute solutions in four relevant cross- border and cross sector pilots.
Common specifications and building blocks will be built upon STORK results and on open international standards, providing facilities for mandates and secure ways of transferring attributes widely useable across the EU, providing strong data protection, all under user control.
Four Pilot Applications will demonstrate interoperable services in real-life settings and will validate its common specifications, standards and building blocks, convincingly addressing in practice challenging governance issues (across borders, application domains and sectors) and facilitating mobility and border less digital living in the EU by enhancing the Digital Single market for public and commercial services. STORK 2.0 will decisively pushing the lines for wider uptake of eID in Europe.
The four pilots will showcase the new functionalities: eLearning & Academic Qualifications, eBanking, Public Services for Business and eHealth.
- eLearning & Academic Qualifications:Develop cross-border academic services based on the exchange of identity attributes, e.g secure provision of academic qualifications attributes to public and private employment stakeholders.
- eBanking : Enable EU citizens and business to open and access bank accounts across borders.
- Public Services for Businesses: Enable legal entities to use online public services for business in other countries.
- eHealth: Use eID in the health sector for authentication of patients and health care providers.