Project Press Releases
EEMA Announces DE4A
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.
Digital Europe for All (DE4A), has been selected as a partner for the European Week of Regions and Cities. The EU funded project, that is supporting the Single Digital Gateway Regulation across Europe and helping to make the digital single market a reality, will host a live online information session during the event. DE4A consortium partners will demonstrate how interactions between citizens, businesses and governments can be streamlined, through the demonstration of its Moving Abroad pilot.
In an efficient Digital Single Market, effectively enabling the cross-border exercise by citizens and businesses of their Single Market rights is just as important for cities and regions as for Member States. Speeding up the efficiency of business is essential for continued growth. Staff and citizen mobility is both a complementary requirement and an essential requirement to attract incoming business activity. The DE4A project is streamlining how EU citizens, business and governments interact.
As a selected European Week of Regions and Cities partner, DE4A will host a live free-to-attend online information session entitled ‘Streamlining how citizens and business interact with governments’. Taking place on Tuesday, October 12, from 17:30 to 18:30 (CEST), the session will present the current challenges of cross-border interoperability and how the DE4A project is helping citizens and businesses overcome them. DE4A will introduce its Moving Abroad pilot which be launches in October 2021, with the aim of creating a digitised process for requesting and delivering evidence in real-time (free from any language barriers), to streamline the process for EU citizens moving from one Member State to another.
The European Week of Regions and Cities (#EURegionsWeek) is the biggest annual Brussels-based event dedicated to cohesion policy. It has grown to become a unique communication and networking platform, bringing together regions and cities from all over Europe, including politicians, administrators, experts and academics.
Registration for DE4A’s ‘Streamlining how citizens and business interact with governments’ webinar is open now.