At ISSE 2019, EEMA was proud to reveal that it has been chosen to participate in a new EU-funded initiative - Digital Europe for All (DE4A). DE4A will enable an open and comprehensive environment and platform for collaboration and innovation, leveraging common eGovernment baseline patterns for secure, privacy-preserving and trustworthy realisation of essential Once-Only and Relevant-Only principles, and with re-use of existing and new building blocks and Digital Service Infrastructures at national and EU-wide levels. Innovative technologies like blockchain, machine learning, self-emerging ontologies and zero-knowledge proofs will be addressed for effective sharing of common services. Earlier this year EEMA announced that it would be taking part in the LOCARD project that aims to provide an holistic platform for chain of custody assurance of digital evidence. EEMA is also currently participating in the FutureTrust and LIGHTest projects.
DE4A is in compliance with the Single Digital Gateway (SDG) – of which the European Commission states: “The single digital gateway will facilitate online access to the information, administrative procedures and assistance services that citizens and businesses need to get active in another EU country. By the end of 2020, citizens and companies moving across EU borders will easily be able to find out what rules and assistance services apply in their new residency. By the end of 2023 at the latest, they will be able to perform a number of procedures in all EU member states without any physical paperwork, like registering a car or claiming pension benefits.”
The project covers the establishment of those building blocks that are intended to enable the implementation of cross-border electronic services according to modern principles and requirements of legislation. The emphasis is on combining and integrating past projects that addressed isolated functionalities (cross-border data exchange on a "one time" basis, cross-border authentication compliant with eIDAS requirements, "digital default" - STORK, TOOP projects, etc.) into comprehensive e-services , which meet the requirements of modern principles and relevant legislation at national and EU level. It includes the potential use of innovative technologies (eg blockchain and artificial intelligence) in areas where this makes sense.