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4th STORK Industry Group Meeting Announced Thursday 17th March 2011, Leuven, Belgium
STORK, a project co-funded by the EU ICT Policy Support Programme under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP), which aims to implement EU-wide interoperability of electronic identities (eIDs), has confirmed that the 4th STORK Industry Group Meeting will take place on Thursday 17th March 2011, in Leuven, Belgium.
The purpose of the meeting is for STORK experts and participants to provide industry stakeholders from across all Europe and other countries with a progress report on the project, delivering insight into the latest results achieved in the six live pilots and informing businesses with regard to how they can benefit from STORK and promote the sustainability of this interoperable solution.
The 4th STORK Industry Group Meeting will be opened and moderated by Vasilis Koulolias, Executive Director, Gov2u. Following the welcome address, Frank Leyman, Manager at FeDICT will present a short status report of the six live STORK pilots – Cross border Authentication for Electronic Services, SaferChat, Student Mobility, Electronic Delivery, Change of Address and the European Commission Authentication Service – updating the audience on the progress of STORK’s interoperable infrastructure, which paves the way for new solutions so that citizens and business individuals can conduct eGovernment services in a secure, privacy-respecting and trustworthy way.
Also during the meeting, Andre Braunmandl, BSI Project Leader and co-chair of the STORK Project, will present how the eID infrastructure and technology provided by STORK can be used as the foundation to create novel added value services for businesses.
Vasilis Koulolias states: “This is an important meeting to update all stakeholders on the progress of STORK’s interoperable infrastructure, the value it will deliver to eGovernment across the EU, as well as highlighting the many ways that industry can derive long-term benefit from the project’s solution.”
STORK is also pleased to announce that its Industry Group Meeting will be attended by other large scale pilots from the CIP ICT Policy Support Programme to share experience and knowledge on eID and interoperability issues. Also, EEMA, the European association for e-identity and security is hosting a European eID Interoperability Conference on the same dates (16th – 17th March 2011 in Leuven, Belgium) and will be discussing the STORK pilots. For further information please visit the EEMA website: http://www.eema.org.
The STORK Industry Group Meeting takes place between 15:30 and 17:00 on Thursday 17th March 2011 at the auditorium, situated in Philips site 5, 3001 Leuven, Belgium.
To REGISTER for attendance at the meeting visit: https://www.eid-stork.eu/index.php?option=com_artforms&formid=6
About STORK (www.eid-stork.eu)
STORK is an ICT Policy Support Programme under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP). It involves 17 EU Member States: Austria, Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the UK and Iceland (as an EEA member). The EU’s Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP) aims to encourage the competitiveness of European enterprises. Part of CIP, the ICT Policy Support Programme, focuses on stimulating innovation and competitiveness through the wider uptake and optimal use of ICT by citizens, businesses and governments. The timing and objectives of STORK are ideal for producing high impact and contributing to the proposed objectives of the Lisbon Ministerial Declaration (2007), that is to say interoperability among Member States and reduction of administrative bureaucracy. In the i2010 eGovernment Action Plan, EU Member States recognized the importance of electronic identification management. By 2010, they aim to provide secure and convenient electronic systems for European citizens and businesses accessing public services in any country of the European Union. These should work at local, regional or national levels and comply with data protection regulations.
For more information:
http://www.eid-stork.eu/

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