EU: Factsheet of STORK – eIdentity pilot project

Published on: 30/05/2008
Last update: 02/06/2008

Description (short summary):
Several barriers to the free movement of workers still exist in the EU: for example, it is not easy to access public services while working or living in another country.

The European Commission launched the STORK (Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed) pilot project in order to remedy this situation with an EU-wide system for the recognition and authentication of electronic identity (eID via electronic cards or other means). It will enable businesses and citizens to securely use their national electronic identities and get help from public administrations in any Member State they live in or travel to.

The present document provides a description of the objectives, structure and expected impacts of this pilot project.

Related article(s):
EU: Cross-border recognition of national eID – Launch of the STORK pilot project
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Nature of documentation: Booklet


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