The aim of the STORK project is to establish a European eID Interoperability Platform that will allow EU citizens and business to use electronic services across borders, just by presenting their national eID. After an initial development period called STORK 1.0, the STORK effort enters a new phase of development (2012-2015) through STORK 2.0 (Project Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed 2.0) -- funded by IST PSP (IST Policy Support Programme: CIP-ICT-PSP-2011-5, Project 297263).
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STORK 2.0 Short Description
STORK 2.0 builds on the success and results of STORK by taking further steps to decisively push the lines for wider uptake of eID in Europe, aiming at realizing a single European electronic identification & authentication area. Its highly innovative focus lies on the convergence of private and public sectors in an operational framework and infrastructure encompassing eID for secure electronic authentication of both legal and natural persons. It includes facilities for mandates, widely useable across the EU, providing strong data protection and secure ways of transferring attributes, all under user control. STORK 2.0 Pilots, focused on strategic eLearning & Academic Qualifications, eBanking, Public Services for Business and eHealth areas, will demonstrate interoperable services in real-life settings and validate common specifications, standards and building blocks, convincingly addressing challenging legal and governance issues (across borders, application domains and different sectors). These applications will facilitate borderless digital living and mobility in the EU, enhancing the Digital Single Market for public and commercial services in alignment with the Services Directive. As a result of our vision of eID as a Service Offering, STORK 2.0 methodology seeks to maximize take-up of its scalable solutions by European public and private sectors, with a strong commitment to open specifications and long-term sustainability (backed by participating European industry). STORK 2.0 will be a key-enabler to support the open, competitive digital economy envisaged in the Europe 2020 Strategy and is aligned with Key Actions in the Digital Agenda, thus contributing to Europe’s leadership role of the eID market. Strong liaisons will be established with other LSPs (epSOS, Peppol, Spocs and e-Codex), the thematic network SSEDIC, as well as ISA’s STORK Sustainability action, closely following and relating to other international efforts in eID.