About e-TrustEx

Open e-TrustEx

Open e-TrustEx is an open-source platform offered to Public Administrations at European, national and regional level to set up secure exchange of digital structured and unstructured documents from system to system via standardised interfaces.

It allows Public Administrations to replace paper documents or files stored on DVDs and CDs by system-to-system exchange of information, using a technologically advanced platform.

What are the benefits?

e-TrustEx helps Public Administrations to:

  • Switch from expensive registered post to large scale digital exchange of information. This will lead to cost savings and reduced time-to-market.
  • Digitise and secure the exchange of information between themselves and with other stakeholders across Europe. This will increase the efficiency of business processes and their transparency.
  • Re-use and share lessons learnt, specifications, tools and components. This will contribute to additional cost savings and increased efficiency.

How are Public Administrations using e-TrustEx?

e-TrustEx is being used in several policy domains by Public Administrations. Sector-specific modules and a cross-sector module (Toolbox) are available for re-use:

Open e-PRIOR: This module offers e-Procurement business services enabling the European Commission and Member States to exchange procurement documents in digital format with their Suppliers.

Toolbox: This is the default module of e-TrustEx offering a set of cross-sector services re-usable in any policy domain


Owner/Contact Information

European Commission - DIGIT
Supra-national authority


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