The members of the EUROLogin Consortium will soon finish their connection to the eIDAS nodes network

The members of the EUROLogin Consortium will soon finish their connection to the eIDAS nodes network

The eID EUROLogin Action (Cross-border authentication in European cloud platforms according to the eIDAS Regulation) will be finished in March 2021. It aims at connecting four systems to their corresponding national eIDAS nodes to allow the identification of European Citizens through the eIDAS nodes network.

Coordinated by Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain) with the technical management of LMT Group (Spain), the four EDI Providers of the EUROLogin consortium, namely Billit (Belgium), Goldman (Cyprus), S.A.T.A. (Italy), and Elcom (UK), are connecting the electronic services that are considered in the scope of this Action to the corresponding national eIDAS node of their Member States. These eIDAS nodes will allow them to receive, request, and process sets of identification data, always aligned with the eIDAS Regulation.

After having concluded the analysis phase, the participants of the project have been dedicated to the technical implementation and have run the necessary tests to finally go live with a working eID solution. This project has faced several difficulties such as the delays from some Member States to allow the private sector to connect and use its eIDAS node (most Member States do not allow private sector to use its eIDAS node) as well as the missing interoperability between several Member States which will only allow a part of the European Citizens to benefit from the implemented eID solutions. 

The EUROLogin Action started in October 2018 and will end next March 2021. It  is co-financed by the European Commission, through its Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA), under the CEF Digital Program (Action number 2018-EU-IA-0026). This Action is contributing to the deployment of the eID Building Block by using the eIDAS nodes network, thus promoting the interoperability among the eIDAS nodes and demonstrating the Members States the opportunity to allow connection also from the Private Sector. 

If you want to know more about this project, please visit the official website at https://lmtgroup.eu/projects/eurologin/ 

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