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Member State eGoverment Baseline

The purpose of this deliverable is to take stock at the existing eGovernment landscape in Europe for
implementation of eServices and cross border enablers, identifying existing national eGovernment
capacities, major setbacks and potential drivers for the project implementation. The study covers the
domains of Electronic Identification, Authentication and Trust services (eIDAS), Single Digital Gateway
(SDG), Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI), Once-Only Principle (OOP) and Data strategy. Whilst the
present report majorly focuses on the first three domains, the deliverables D1.3 “Member State Once
Only and data strategy Baseline” and D1.5 “Baseline EU Building Blocks supporting Once Only and
standard data sharing patterns” suggest insights onto OOP, Data Strategy and existing EU Building
blocks respectively. The study was based on the data derived from a survey (see more details in Section
2.3), which was distributed among the EU and the EFTA countries. The quantitative analysis from the
study was complemented by desk research.

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Member State Once Only and data strategy Baseline

The purpose of this deliverable is to take stock of the existing eGovernment landscape in Europe for
implementation of eServices and cross border enablers, identifying existing national eGovernment
capacities, major setbacks and potential drivers for the DE4A project implementation. The study is part
of a series of 4 studies covering the domains of Electronic Identification (eID), Authentication and Trust
services (eIDAS), Single Digital Gateway (SDG), Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI), Once-Only Principle
(OOP) and Data strategy, the latter two being the focus of the present study.

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Baseline EU Building Blocks supporting Once Only and standard data sharing patterns

The project Digital Europe for All (DE4A) was launched in January 2020 as a result of collaboration of
27 organizations from 11 countries of the European Union. The project is funded by the EU Horizon
2020 research and innovation Framework Programme and is aimed to create an inclusive digital
Environment in Europe ensuring the Single Digital Market rights of citizens and businesses by building
on secure, privacy-preserving and trustworthy realisation of fundamental once-only, relevant-only and
digital by default principles. The DE4A large-scale pilot reinforces the connectivity of national digital
endeavours and, building upon the existing infrastructure, it attempts to contribute to an overarching
eGovernment network for Europe supporting parallel efforts from the EC and the Member States to
realise the Once-Only Principle Technical System in compliance with Single Digital Gateway and aligned
with EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020, Tallinn Declaration and EIF Implementation Strategy.

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Legal, technical, cultural and managerial barriers

The concept of a truly single market of digital services for cross-border citizens and businesses holds
tremendous potentials in terms of ease of life and economic gains. However, as with any significant
change, the process of bringing that concept to life may risk running the gauntlet, if not carefully
planned against the realities of the member states it bridges.
D1.7 supports the development of a single market for digital services by identifying the legal, technical,
cultural and managerial risks and barriers on the implementation of cross-border digital public
services.
In order to ensure a broad spectrum of risks and barriers are identified and properly understood, the
study draws upon three different kinds of sources: A survey among the Chief Information Officers of
the EU and EFTA Member States, a literature review of European projects, and focus group interviews
with a dozen experts from 10 different countries.

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Architectural Framework

The architecture framework of the “Digital Europe for All” project (DE4A) provides the methodological foundation for the overall project. In addition, we propose a long-term architecture vision that should guide the development of the Once-Only Technical System to be a significant step towards a more encompassing ecosystem. It is a working document and will be updated with additional insights over the course of the project. Consequently, this first version is not a normative architecture document, but a contribution to the Once-Only Principle discussion in this project and other relevant initiatives, including the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) preparatory action and the Single Digital Gateway (SDG) implementation. It is also an open invitation for comments and contributions extended beyond DE4A.

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Initial DE4A Trust Management Models and Blockchain Support Framework

This deliverable is a first version of the design of the Trust Management Models and Blockchain
Support framework produced in the context of Task 2.2 “Trust Management Models” in “WP2
Architecture vision and framework”. This framework sets the basis in terms of trust management and
disruptive technologies adoption (such as blockchain) in DE4A. This deliverable serves as the key
design guidelines for the implementation of the DE4A Trust Management Model and Blockchain
Framework (D5.7 First Release of DE4A Blockchain Supporting Framework– Initial version).

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Final DE4A Trust Management Models and Blockchain Support Framework Design

The present document has addressed multiple aspects related with the establishment and maintenance of trust needed in relation to the five different evidence exchange patterns (intermediation, user support intermediation, verifiable credential, lookup, subscription & notification) defined and being implemented in DE4A in the context of the Single Digital Gateway and Once-Only Principle

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Project Start Architecture (PSA), First iteration

The Project Start Architecture (PSA) provides a starting point and guidance to the three DE4A pilot
projects, which are essential in providing Evidence of the benefits of the full implementation of the
once-only and digital-by-default principles and user centricity and the transformative impact of new
technologies such as blockchain [16] and to WP3 - Semantic Interoperability Solutions and WP5 –
Common Components Design & Development that will develop common components and semantic
solutions for them. In parallel to this project, the SDGR [3] creates in Article 14 the basis for the first
truly cross-domain Once-only Technical System on European level. The preparations for the
implementation of the Once-only Technical System is well under way, led by the CEF Preparatory
Action on Once-Only. Consequently, more direct contribution of DE4A to this endeavour is of high
interest for internal and external stakeholders with continued alignment efforts geared to this effect.
The scoping of the DE4A pilots and the reference interaction patterns in this PSA show some focussed
on SDG use-cases and the OOP principle while extending to additional interoperability requirements
expressed by the participating MS and the investigation of the potential of innovative block-chain
technology. This is in line with the DoA. The PSA uses a structured architecture definition approach
and provides guidance on 22 interdisciplinary questions (2.3) concerning the exchange of evidence.

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Project Start Architectures (PSA), second iteration

This document is the formal public delivery D2.5. It is a new, restructured, and shortened version of the PSA, considering recent developments and new insights in addition to two new interaction patterns. It is an extension of D2.4 (PSA first iteration) and defines the updated start architectures for the second iteration of the Pilots. Its content is also integral part of the deliverable D2.6 ‘Service interoperability solutions toolbox’ that is being compiled on the DE4A Wiki. Further insights and subsequent updates will be reflected there.

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Semantic Assets

This document assembles the initial requirements as far as semantic interoperability is concerned within the context of Digital Europe for All (DE4A) project. To achieve this, analysis of existing taxonomies and libraries of core vocabularies is performed. While this deliverable is focusing on the initial set of requirements for semantics in DE4A, it also defines a structured way of eliciting requirements with co-operation from other Work Packages (WPs), namely work package WP4 – “Cross-border Pilots for Citizens and Business and Evaluation” and work package WP2 – “Architecture Vision and Framework”, to provide design decisions and implementation guidelines to work package WP5 – “Common Component Design & Development”, and DE4A technical partners as well.

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Final Requirements for Semantic Assets

This deliverable exhaustively provides the final requirements as far as semantic interoperability is concerned within the context of the Digital Europe for All (DE4A) project. To achieve this, analysis of existing taxonomies and libraries of core vocabularies was performed, presented already in previous deliverable D3.1 ‘’Initial Requirements for Semantic Assets’’ [1]. While the present document focuses on the final set of requirements for semantics in DE4A, it also defines a requirements elicitation methodology that is important to be followed by similar initiatives in the future.

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Semantic Framework – Initial version

This document is a first version of the design of the DE4A semantic framework produced in the context
of Task 3.2 “Design of the semantic interoperability framework” in “WP3 Semantic Interoperability
Solutions”. This framework sets the basis for semantic interoperability needed for evidence exchanges
at a pan-European level of public service provision. This document serves as the key design guidelines
for the implementation of the DE4A Semantic toolkit (D3.5 Semantic Toolkit – Initial version).

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Semantic Framework – Final Version

This document is the final version of the DE4A semantic framework produced in the context of Task 3.2 “Design of the semantic interoperability framework” in “WP3 Semantic Interoperability Solutions”. This framework sets the basis for semantic interoperability needed for evidence exchanges at a pan-European level of public service provision. This document along with the deliverable D3.2 “Final Requirements for Semantic Assets” serves as the key design guidelines for the implementation of the DE4A Semantic toolkit (D3.6 “Semantic Toolkit – Final version”).

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Sematic Toolbox - Initial Version

This document is an initial version of the implementation of a toolkit for the semantic layer stack in the context of Task 3.3 “Implementation of the semantic tools” for delivering cross-border public services. This implementation process follows an agile methodology, by starting in a baseline level with D3.1 “Initial requirements for semantic assets” and D3.3 “Initial version of the Semantic framework” and incrementally improving by adding the tools resulting from the pilot requirements and the other emerging assets identified and added in these live documents.

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Semantic Toolkit - Final Version

This present deliverable is the final version of the DE4A toolkit developed for the semantic layer stack in the context of DE4A WP3 “Semantic Interoperability Solutions” for delivering DE4A cross-border public services. The document provides an updated version of the DE4A toolkit that was presented in D3.5 “Semantic Toolkit – Initial version” [6].

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Studying abroad - Use cases Definition and Requirements

The Studying Abroad pilot of the “Digital Europe for All” (DE4A) project aims at demonstrating in practice the benefits for different European Higher Education Area stakeholders of realizing across borders the principles of Once Only and Digital-by-Default. By the combination of three use cases (Application to public higher education, Applying for study grant, and Diploma recognition) it will prove the optimal process/procedure for students of the participating three Member States (Belgium, Slovenia, and Spain) for registration and eventually applying for a student grant as well as for studies recognition.

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Studying Abroad – Pilot Planning

The Studying Abroad (SA) pilot of the “Digital Europe for All” (DE4A) project focuses on Higher
Education students with virtual or physical mobility needs in the European Higher Education area. By
piloting three use cases (UC#1 - Application to public higher education, UC#2 - Applying for study
grant, and UC#3 - Diploma recognition) it aims to prove the optimal process/procedure for students
from the three participating Member States (Portugal, Slovenia, and Spain) for registration to higher
education and eventually applying for a student grant as well as for studies recognition. The pilot will
run in two iterations, the first from October 2021 to the end of January 2022, and the second from
May 2022 to the end of October 2022.

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Studying Abroad – Initial running phase

This document reports the progress achieved in the pilot in the first iteration until the end of February. Following an internal development plan described in D4.2[2], pilot-specific Data Consumers and Data Providers have adapted their procedure and evidence portals and data services (Data Evaluators, Data Owners) and implemented the activities required to connect their infrastructures (eIDAS pre-production nodes, national OOP Technical System) to the respective common building blocks and components for interoperability across borders (DRs, DTs). In coordination with “WP3 Semantic Interoperability Solutions” and “WP5 Common Development Design & Development”, common building blocks and components have been integrated and tested prior to the first go live of the pilot.

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Doing Business Abroad - Use cases definition and requirements

The Doing Business Abroad pilot of the “Digital Europe for All” (DE4A) project demonstrates the benefits of the Once Only Principle and the Digital by default principle for companies and public authorities cross-border. In two use cases – Starting a business abroad and Doing business abroad – the pilot validates the Once-Only process for enrolment of a company and applying for services in another country (online procedures listed in Annex II of the SDGR under the Life Event “Starting, running and closing a business”). In some of the envisaged piloting scenarios, the company (‘s branch) enrols to the authentic business register of the data consuming Member State. In other scenarios, the data consumer operates a portal-specific company registration (non-authentic). The piloting Member States are Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands, Romania and Sweden.

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Doing Business Abroad – Pilot Planning

This deliverable specifies the design of the Doing Business Abroad (DBA) pilot and provides a plan for
managing all activities in the upcoming two phases: customization and integration phased and pilot
running phase. It provides a sound basis for the piloting Member States to perform the tasks to
customize and integrate the components, test the components, involve real users and run the pilots.
As none of the piloting Member States can run a pilot without at least one other Member State, central
to this document is pilot alignment: making sure Member States converge their activities at predefined milestones.

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Doing Business Abroad - Initial Running Phase

This document embodies the intermediate report on the DE4A Doing Business Abroad pilot, providing preliminary conclusions and lessons learned from piloting the cross-border exchange of information in the context of the Single Digital Gateway. It is the first of two reports on this matter, covering preparatory activities towards real-life piloting the use cases for the Doing Business Abroad pilot. Preparations include the analysis on major topics (like use of eIDAS, company representation and interaction patterns), deployment of DE4A common components, integration into Member State specific solutions, testing of integrations between Member States and common infrastructure components, and involving companies to participate in the pilot.

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Moving Abroad - Use cases definition and requirements

The main goal of the Moving abroad pilot is to facilitate the evidence exchange when citizens are moving abroad. The benefits of this will be fewer physical movements of citizens to fetch the evidence and less interventions of civil servants resulting in a faster evidence exchange. In general terms the requirement of the pilot is to deliver evidence online, in real time in a structured (data) format to the citizen as part of a procedure that is related to an address change, a request for a birth, marriage or death certificate or a request for pension information and/or a pension claim when moving abroad. As a prerequisite of this, the citizen will have to be authenticated via eIDAS and linked to the evidence via a national registration number of the foreign country. In some cases, civil servants will intervene to link the citizen - based on this eIDAS identification - to the national number.

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Moving Abroad – Pilot Planning

The Moving Abroad (MA) pilot of the DE4A project, implements eProcedures for moving and living
abroad in Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden. It improves currently available
cross-border procedures by implementing the Once Only Principle (OOP).
This deliverable specifies the design of the MA pilot and provides a plan for managing all activities in
the upcoming two phases: customization & integration phase and pilot running phase. Both phases
will iterate twice, having a first iteration with an initial scope and sequentially a final iteration with an
extended scope.

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Moving Abroad – Initial Running Phase

The Moving Abroad (MA) pilot of the DE4A project implements electronic procedures for moving and
living abroad in Luxembourg, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia and Spain. It improves currently available
cross-border procedures by implementing the Once Only Principle (OOP), going from weeks of work
to hours or at most a few days. This deliverable is the first of a series of two reports which describes the implementation and customization of Member State specific solutions where common DE4A components have been deployed and their integration tested as part of preparatory activities towards the first iteration of the real-life piloting. It also provides preliminary conclusions and lessons learned from piloting the crossborder exchange of evidence for citizen-oriented procedures in the context of the Single Digital
Gateway.

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First inventory of features for products/components

The following deliverable contains confidential information.

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5.3

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Initial technical design of interfaces and common specifications

The following deliverable contains confidential information.

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5.5

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First Release of DE4A Common Components

The following deliverable contains confidential information.

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5.7

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First Release of DE4A Blockchain Supporting Framework

The following deliverable contains confidential information.

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Methodological Approach

WP6 “Sustainable impact and new governance models” aims to develop business and governance models for long-term sustainability and evaluate their direct impact on public administration (and indirectly on businesses and citizens). WP6 addresses not only the sustainability of DE4A project outputs, but also longer-term outcomes and wider impacts. It looks at a broader perspective by looking at the key factors, such as desirability, feasibility and sustainability of the future pan-European government collaboration, with the necessary business and governance models in place, and bearing in mind the existing European-level initiatives. This deliverable is the first formal output of WP6 for the DE4A project. Having this in mind, it considers initial vision and strategy to guide methodological choices, including interlinking of broader impacts to desired outcomes and specific project outputs.

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Overview of legal and ethical requirements

The following deliverable contains confidential information.

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Initial Report on legal and ethical recommendations and best practices

This deliverable is the second formal output of WP7 (Legal and ethical compliance and consensus building) for the DE4A project and aims to summarise all legal and ethical compliance activities undertaken in the course of the project, including any recommendations, draft texts, and legal and ethical best practices that were agreed between DE4A participants for the purposes of the project.

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Dissemination and Communication Strategy

This document defines the dissemination and communication strategy for the DE4A project. The
purpose of DE4A is to develop an open and comprehensive environment and platform for EU Member
States to support and meet obligations under the Single Digital Gateway Regulation, to consistently
deliver secure cross-border, high quality, fully online procedures under the Once-Only Principle (OOP).

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Project Website

This document is an introduction to the operational status of the website and social media. The deliverable itself is the website and this short report documents it. It is not intended to be a report, but rather an illustration of the style and structure of the DE4A website and social media at the beginning of the project. It discusses the rationale behind the graphic guidelines and illustrates these with screenshots from the website. The website is shown to be structured and well thought out at this early stage of the project and its development. Other social media channels which, by definition, take time to grow, are also illustrated

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Dissemination and Communication Activities Report M12

This document reports the detailed dissemination and communication activities, undertaken during
the first year of the DE4A project (January 1st 2020- 31st December 2020) following the strategy
described in the deliverable “D8.1 Project Dissemination and Communication Strategy”.

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Dissemination and Communication Activities Report M24

This document reports the detailed dissemination and communication activities, undertaken during year 2 of the DE4A project (January 1st 2021 to 31st December 2021) following the strategy described in the deliverable “D8.1 Project Dissemination and Communication Strategy”, and following on from “D8.3. Dissemination and Communication Activities Report M12”.

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9.1

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Project Handbook

The following deliverable contains confidential information.

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9.2

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Periodic Activity Report M6

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9.3

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Data Management Plan

The following deliverable contains confidential information.

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10.1

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H-Requirement No 1

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Accepted

10.2

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POPD-Requirement No 2

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