The objective of this network is to provide a platform for all the stakeholders of eID (electronic identity) to work together and collaborate to prepare the agenda for a proposed Single European Digital Identity Community as envisaged by the Digital Agenda (DAE) in its Key Action 16
A single European digital
will be a major transformational impetus to further enhance the economic strength and political cohesion of European society as the next logic step from the achievements of the Single Market.
The network will identify the actions and the timetable for the Digital Agenda (DAE) and the successful launch of the European Innovation Partnership (EIP), as well as provide a multi stakeholder planning resource to assist its implementation. This will lay foundations for a Single European Digital Identity Community as part of the Digital Agenda for Europe,
The ambition of this network, led by NESTOR, is to build a community of high level European and international experts in the coming 3 years. This community will be built via virtual tools such as a dedicated online workspace and online conferences etc as well as via real live events integrated in the EEMA conference programme and other major European events.
The vision to be established by the Network can be a beacon to the rest of the world, demonstrating how the efficiency of a digital community can be translated into cultural and economic leadership. Although the vision will need to be technology led, it cannot be technology targeted; rather, the vision should integrate goals derived from stakeholder sector needs and benefits and within a holistic framework of actions.