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More Countries Join The STORK E-Identity Project

STORK Industry Group : 10 November, 2010  (Company News)
The European STORK cross-border electronic identity project has added Finland, Lithuania and the Slovak Republic to its list of pilot project participants
STORK, a project co-funded by the EU ICT Policy Support Programme under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP)which aims to implement EU-wide interoperability of electronic identities (eIDs), today announces that the Member States of Finland, Lithuania and Slovak Republic will participate in a series of pilots ending in May 2011.

Finland and Lithuania will participate in the Cross-border Authentication Platform for Electronic Services pilot, to demonstrate that cross-border electronic services can operate in a number of Member States. Finland will also participate in the Change of Address pilot, which aims to assist EU citizens who move and settle in other EU countries, and the Electronic Delivery pilot, which will develop cross-border mechanisms for secure online delivery of documents, based on existing domestic infrastructures.

STORK Co-Chairman, Prof Antonio Lioy from the Politecnico di Torino in Italy, comments, "The value of a cross-border eID platform grows exponentially with the number of participating Member States, along with the number of citizens that could potentially benefit from it. The enlargement of the STORK project will also deliver benefits to the legal aspect of interoperable eID; since the EU does not share a common legal system, it will facilitate a better understanding of potential legal challenges as well as diverse technical issues."

Counsellor at the Ministry of Finance in Finland, Riku Jylhänkangas, remarks, "Finland has recently joined the STORK project to pilot the electronic cross-border identification in Europe, with Finland's national eID solution based on the citizens' smart cards and e-bank solutions. Finland sees that European wide trusted cross-border identification of citizens, as well as companies, is one of the key success factors in the development of the truly digital European economy that EU's new Digital Agenda aims at."

STORK encourages the uptake of results by all 27 EU Member States and Prof. Lioy explains the benefits of participation, "Citizens are increasingly moving across Europe for many reasons, such as studying and job seeking, so the availability of cross-border electronic services will become increasingly more important. We expect to see a chain effect, in that once a successful service has been deployed in a country, the visiting citizens will create a demand for the service in their native country."
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