The EU invests €5.5 million in 20 projects to boost secure and efficient online services across Europe

The Commission has announced today the projects that will receive EU support to ensure better electronic identification (eID) services across Europe. The selection follows a call for proposals under the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) programme in the sector of telecommunications. EU funding will help Member States with the roll-out of technical infrastructure to create interoperable, pan-European eID services. As a result, there will be fewer burdens on citizens, public administrations and businesses: they will be able to access efficient and secure online services. With eID, many more activities can be done easily online without losing time and money: no endless queues to get a stamp or countless paper forms to fill in. eID also makes e-commerce transactions safer. Boosting trust in e-services and ensuring that different systems can ”talk” to each other across borders are part of the Digital Single Market Strategy presented by the Commission in May. More details – including the list of beneficiaries – can be found here.