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Welcome to the European eID Observatory! The European eID Observatory (EUReID) at is a member service, open to electronic identity (eID) practitioners such as decision makers and experts from public administration, academia and industry. Members may publish information about eID developments and projects on a national or pan-European level, launch debates on issues of concern, promote workshops and disseminate information about their own events. This community aims to be the single point of reference at EU level with regard to electronic Identification and authentication. Click on the "Join this Community" button on your right hand side on this page to join EUReID today! The European eID Observatory, an initiative of IDABC and the ICT for Government and Public Services Unit of the European Commission, has the objective to promote the exchange of activities, sharing of ideas, experiences and knowledge among European eID practitioners at all levels


This community is requested by the European Commission IDABC programme, Mr. John Stienen and DG INFSO/H2 Mr. Kjell Hansteen.The main objective of this action is to provide an up to date source of information reflecting progress, best practice and key persons in the field of eID and authentication in Europe (the European eID Observatory). It aims to create a network of electronic identity (eID) key actors and to identify eID developments from all EU Member States as well as Croatia, FYR of Macedonia, Turkey, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The European eID Observatory is aligned to the eID Roadmap included in the i2010 eGovernment Action Plan (2006).Specific goals of the initiative are: Contribute to the use of the eID and authentication reference documents provided by the Commission, notably as result of the horizontal measures in the IDABC WP, the Modinis Study on ID Management in eGovernment, the IST projects GUIDE, FIDIS and PRIME, work by the Porvoo Group, etc. Supplement the dissemination efforts of the eID pilot under the CIP ICT-PSP programme and other relevant initiatives in the field of eID; Complete the broader European picture beyond the scope of the nations participating in the STORK project.The following indicators summarise the key performance expectations:Projects 50Countries covered 34Cases 30Analysis of cases 10Members 200, at least 7 practitioners per countryActive members 30 Members with 2 or more contributionsContributions 10/month (from practitioners)Workshops 2 to 4MS Meetings 2 to 4