In just under a year, Italy’s new eID solution has reached the 1 million user milestone, reports the Agency for the Digitalisation of the Public Sector (Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale, AGID).
SPID, the Public System for Digital Identity Management for citizens and businesses (Sistema Pubblico per la gestione dell'Identità Digitale di cittadini e imprese), was launched in March 2016. Its implementation by central government services, municipalities, universities and other public sector organisation has been growing steadily, AGID reported in January.
Two popular projects are actively promoting the use of SPID, AGID writes. The first is 18App, which offered those who turned 18 in 2016 EUR 500 to spend on cinema, concerts, cultural events, books, museums, monuments and parks, theatre and dance. The second is Carta del Docente, which offers the same amount to teachers, to spend on educational resources such as books, courses and tickets to museums and theatres.
In December, the city of Rome implemented SPID, allowing it to be used for its online services. In January, the Ministry of Education implemented SPID, to be used for the online registration of primary and secondary school children.