Press Release

14th Dec 2022: EWC has been selected by the European Commission to participate in EU Digital Identity Wallet Large Scale Pilots

The EUDI Wallet Consortium (EWC) is proud to announce that we have been selected by the European Commission to participate in the large scale pilots to ensure interoperability and adoption of the European Digital Identity Wallet.

Our pilot is focused on the use of the EU Digital Identity Wallet in the context of travel – such as providing passenger information, buying goods and services, and trusted business to business interactions. The pilot will focus on situations wich are central people’s online lives and identify barriers and enablers to adoption and scaling of the EUDI wallet. Furthermore, by including payments and organisational digital identity (“ODI”), the EWC ensures that the pilot evaluates scenarios which are relevant to citizens, business and governments such as secure ecommerce and business to business transactions.

With over 60 participants, from both private and public sector, EWC represents almost every country in the EU and EFTA plus Ukraine and is able to provide pan-European services and further the digital inner single market and beyond. EWC is led by Swedish and Finnish government authorities and supported by relevant industry experts from the travel and payment industry as well as a large number of technology partners with experience in digital identity, trust services, wallet applications and integration of these technologies into online services.

EWC will be piloting usage scenarios alongside complete travel journeys from booking of flights, hotels etc. until CheckIns, shopping and payment all across Europe. The pilot scenarios require the collaboration of a multitude of European partners such as Wallet Providers, Qualified Attestation and other trust services, Personal Identification Data (PID)-/ Organisational Digital Identity (ODI)-Providers, relying parties such as travel agencies, airlines, ferry operators, as well as international payment providers. The pilot scenarios will be evaluated and tested by a large number of end-users across Europe to optimize the user experience and identify barriers and enablers to adoption and scaling of the EU Digital Identity Wallet.

The EUDI Wallet is part of the proposed eIDAS2-regulation[1], which will provide all European citizens access to a trusted digital identity provided by their government and accepted in all EU Member States and EFTA. The EUDI Wallet will be able to contain additional information, such as a mobile driving licence, educational certificates and more, which can be shared with full control of the user. The EU DI Wallet will be used for both government services and private sector, payments as well as other trust services like electronic signing. This means that for a wallet to function, it will need to operate within an eco-system of supporting organisations, issuing attributes and facilitating sharing of credentials. In the end, the EUDI Wallet will ensure trustworthy digital transactions such as identification, sharing attributes, authentication, as well as signing, preservation and archiving.

The European Commission set up a programme to develop the EUDI Wallet ecosystem through  Large Scale Projects Pilots (LSPs).  These LSPs will be run by international consortia representing a broad variety of organizations that will set up services in various roles, such as wallet issuers, attribute issuers, trust services and service providers from many different European Member States. The experiences gained through the LSPs will be shared with the EU member states and the European Commission implementation to create a sustainable ecosystem meeting the needs of European citizens.

EWC will start running its pilot early next year when the grant agreement, which is the formal decision for funding, is signed with the European Commission Please keep an eye on our website for updates and a complete list of all participants in the EWC: https://eudiwalletconsortium.org/

[1] Proposal for a REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL amending Regulation (EU) No 910/2014 as regards establishing a framework for a European Digital Identity COM/2021/281 final

Some quotes from the EC’s evaluation of our proposal:

“The proposal’s relevance is excellent.”

“The proposal is fully and comprehensively aligned with objectives and activities as described in the Call document.”

“The maturity of the proposal is high. It convincingly demonstrates the readiness to start the implementation of the proposed activities, both from organizational and technical perspectives (for digital travel credentials as well as for organizational digital identity).”

Consortium
Summary

The EUDI Wallet Consortium (EWC) is focused on a high volume, high adoption use case that is central to peoples’ online lives.

Research consistently shows that, after social media and messaging, eCommerce is the most important use of the internet for Europeans.

To address this, the EWC will pilot travel use cases, demonstrating how eIDAS will transform the safety, security and convenience of eCommerce within a context that is familiar to huge numbers of European citizens. By using travel as an example, we will demonstrate how eIDAS will revolutionise many other eCommerce use cases, capturing the imagination of citizens, businesses and governments.

The EWC will create two common building blocks that will support the travel use case. The first is payments and the second is organizational digital identity (“ODI”). 

Using the EUDI wallet for payments will be a major step forward in facilitating secure eCommerce for all parties. ODI is just as vital, providing reassurance to people, businesses and governments that they are dealing with the right organization, not a scammer.

These building blocks will be made available to all other pilot consortia.

  • 1
    Travel (primary use case)
  • Payments - common building block
  • 3
    Organizational Digital Identity ("ODI") - common building block

Work Packages

The consortium’s deliveries are split into interlinked work packages.

  • WP1 relates to project management and communication
  • WP2 covers the application of Digital Travel Credentials across the User Journey, integration of Payment and onboarding of Relying Parties, and capturing User Feedback and barriers to scaling.
  • WP3 covers the Reference Wallet integration as well as development of PID and ODI Credentials. Moreover, B2B test scenarios needed for additional testing of the PID/ODI combination are also developed in WP3.
  • WP4 is the architectural WP and covers the strategic infrastructure needed by other technical WPs. Interoperability, overall technical testing, sealing and many other aspects are covered by this WP.
  • WP5 is dedicated to project results dissemination and communication with external projects and bodies.

The User Journey

In the European Union, we have freedom of movement – we can travel, work, live, in any country we would like to. Digitalization has changed both our life and the way we travel. Now we can travel with a mobile ticket, do online check-in, work from the airport… but there is still so much information to enter, so many passwords to remember, websites to login into, passport data to enter.

Here is Hannah from Sweden. She mistyped her last name while booking the ticket and now cannot go through the pass control at the airport. She is waiting in the line for 30 minutes now because the airport lacks personnel – so, she might be even late for her flight. She has also forgotten her 16-digit login code generator in her other laptop bag and will not be able to work from the airport. This is just a bad day when you wish you would have all your credentials digitally in one place!

No more bad days for Hannah! The EWC consortium consisting of over 40 organizations covering all European countries will develop Digital Travel Credentials for smooth travelling within Europe. With DTC in her digital wallet, Hannah would have:

  • Travel Credentials like tickets, passports, luggage tags
  • Corporate identity credentials to work from anywhere she goes
  • Personal identity credentials to connect with her local government from any European country
  • Payment credentials to pay safely online

No need to type her name while buying tickets or even enter her long card number anymore. Her company’s login data is always on her mobile, so she can e-sign and e-seal any documents while drinking her morning coffee at the airport. If she is away traveling, she can still connect to her government to get a tax return and securely identify herself – no papers needed. And she would never struggle with her card being left in another bag – even her Visa is in her digital wallet!

Everything Hannah would need to travel, available online and offline – in one secure European Digital Wallet! Now Hannah is patiently waiting for the EWC consortium to develop the Digital Travel Credentials – this already feels like a great European travel experience enriched by digitalization!

The User Journey

In the European Union, we have freedom of movement – we can travel, work, live, in any country we would like to. Digitalization has changed both our life and the way we travel. Now we can travel with a mobile ticket, do online check-in, work from the airport… but there is still so much information to enter, so many passwords to remember, websites to login into, passport data to enter.

Here is Hannah from Sweden. She mistyped her last name while booking the ticket and now cannot go through the pass control at the airport. She is waiting in the line for 30 minutes now because the airport lacks personnel – so, she might be even late for her flight. She has also forgotten her 16-digit login code generator in her other laptop bag and will not be able to work from the airport. This is just a bad day when you wish you would have all your credentials digitally in one place!

No more bad days for Hannah! The EWC consortium consisting of over 40 organizations covering all European countries will develop Digital Travel Credentials for smooth travelling within Europe. With DTC in her digital wallet, Hannah would have:

  • Travel Credentials like tickets, passports, luggage tags
  • Corporate identity credentials to work from anywhere she goes
  • Personal identity credentials to connect with her local government from any European country
  • Payment credentials to pay safely online

No need to type her name while buying tickets or even enter her long card number anymore. Her company’s login data is always on her mobile, so she can e-sign and e-stamp any documents while drinking her morning coffee at the airport. If she is away traveling, she can still connect to her government to get a tax return and securely identify herself – no papers needed. And she would never struggle with her card being left in another bag – even her Visa is in her digital wallet!

Everything Hannah would need to travel, available online and offline – in one secure European Digital Wallet! Now Hannah is patiently waiting for the EWC consortium to develop the Digital Travel Credentials – this already feels like a great European travel experience enriched by digitalization!

Some Of Our Participants

 Organisation
Role
Country
 BOLAGSVERKET Coordinator SE
 msg systems AG Partner DE
 Schweizerische Bundesbahnen AG Associated CH
 BANCA TRANSILVANIA S.A. Associated RO
 Pentahotels Worldwide GmbH Associated DE
 LCubed AB (iGrant.io) Partner SE
 TIETO FINLAND OY Associated FI
 Findynet Osuuskunta Associated FI
 WORLDLINE FRANCE Associated FR
 Visa Europe Limited Associated UK
 ARCHIPELS Partner FR
 AMADEUS SAS Partner FR
 Tink AB Partner SE
 AVAST SOFTWARE S.R.O. Partner CZ
 INVINET SISTEMES 2003, SL Partner ES
 BELL IDENTIFICATION BV Partner NL
 VALIDATED ID SL Partner ES
 UNIVERSITY OF PIRAEUS RESEARCH CENTER Partner EL
 VETENSKAPSRADET – SWEDISH RESEARCH COUNCIL Partner SE
 Spherity GmbH Partner DE
 SIGNICAT AS Partner NO
 SIDN Business BV Partner NL
 SICPA SPAIN S.L. Partner ES
 Rockwood Quantum Kft. Partner HU
 OPEN PAN EUROPEAN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT ONLINE Partner BE
 Direktoratet for forvaltning og økonomistyring Partner NO
 Intesi Group SpA Partner IT
 GIE INFOGREFFE Partner FR
 INFOCERT SPA Partner IT
 INFOCAMERE – SOCIETA CONSORTILE DIINFORMATICA DE Partner IT
 Finansiell id-teknik bid ab Partner SE
 Finnish Patent and Registration Office Associated FI
 Digi- ja väestötietovirasto Associated FI
 VEROHALLINTO Associated FI
 ARTHUR’S LEGAL BV Partner NL
 Cyclades Fast Ferries Maritime Company Partner EL
 CZ.NIC, ZSPO Partner CZ
 DATEV EG Associated DE
 Digidentity B.V. Partner NL
 E-GROUP ICT SOFTWARE Partner HU
 EUROPEAN ELECTRONIC MESSAGING ASSOCIATION Associated BE
 VALTIOVARAINMINISTERIO Partner FI
 PLANET AE Partner EL
 GOLDAIR TOURISM SA Partner EL
 MINISTRY OF DIGITAL GOVERNANCE Partner EL
 PANEPISTIMIO AIGAIOU Partner EL
 IdomSoft Zrt. Partner HU
 main incubator GmbH Associated DE
 InCert G.I.E Partner LU
 Finnair Oyj Associated FI
 NGO Ukrainian Centre For European Policy Partner UA
 NATIONAL INFRASTRUCTURES FOR RESEARCH AND TECH Partner EL
 Procivis AG Associated CH
 SIGNIUS S.A. Associated PL
 Rijksdienst voor Ondernemend Nederland Associated NL
 Nets Denmark A/S Partner DK
 Swedish Agency for Digital Government Partner SE
 Obserwatorium.biz Sp. z o.o. Partner PL
 Condor Flugdienst GmbH Associated DE
 eWitness Italia Srl Partner IT
 REGISTERENHETEN I BRONNOYSUND Partner NO
 MINISTERIE VAN ECONOMISCHE ZAKEN EN KLIMAAT Associated NL
 ID Union SCE Partner DE
 ID Union Associated DE

 

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