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Smart Cards


Smart cards can be utilised in a very broad range of IST application areas and have therefore been an ideal topic for an IST cross-programme action. The objectives of the projects in this theme are to accelerate, consolidate and harmonise the usage of smart cards (in all shapes & forms, including tags) across Europe in all application areas of the information society where security, data privacy and consumer protection are of critical importance. Indeed, although the wide use of smart cards in Europe is already strong, further efforts are needed to overcome market fragmentation between countries and sectors. The work is driven by the Smart Card Charter referenced in the e Europe 2002 Action Plan . In particular the focus is on cross sector applications of smart card based infrastructure (cards, terminals and back end systems). The aim is to facilitate secure individual access to electronic services and to build trust and confidence while protecting privacy and confidentiality.

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Projects & Clusters

This theme encompassed three calls and resulted in 18 projects having a combined funding support of ~26M.
2000 Call 3 CPA5: Smart Cards 6 projects
2000 Call 5 CPA5: Smart Cards 8 projects
2001 Call 6 CPA5: Smart Cards 4 projects

The table below lists all the projects in this theme, the call they resulted from, a project reference and acronym. Project titles will be displayed if you hover over the project acronyms and links are provided to the CORDIS project-fact-sheet database.
call Project Reference Acronym Factsheet
3 IST-2000-25167 SETIC Fact Sheet
3 IST-2000-25168 FINGER_CARD Fact Sheet
3 IST-2000-25296 TRIANGLE Fact Sheet
3 IST-2000-26081 OMNIPURSE Fact Sheet
3 IST-2000-26199 LAUREL Fact Sheet
3 IST-2000-26328 VERIFICARD Fact Sheet
5 IST-2000-30091 EMBEDDED FINREAD Fact Sheet
5 IST-2000-30121 FORMAT Fact Sheet
5 IST-2000-30168 SMARTCORD Fact Sheet
5 IST-2000-30178 BALCARD Fact Sheet
5 IST-2000-31034 CAPTIN Fact Sheet
5 IST-2001-32014 SMART MEIJI Fact Sheet
5 IST-2001-32027 FINREAD SHOWCASE Fact Sheet
5 IST-2001-33044 SMART@PAY Fact Sheet
6 IST-2001-32526 SM-PAYSOC Fact Sheet
6 IST-2001-32731 EUCLID Fact Sheet
6 IST-2001-33322 SINCE Fact Sheet
6 IST-2001-33332 I-PROVED Fact Sheet

News, events, documents and links

  • e Europe Smart Cards is rich in events relevant to the CPA on smart cards
    and information is continuously updated on the website.
  • More information on news & events see ( link )
  • The CPA on Smart Cards was presented at CARTES 2002
  • Leaflet on e Europe Smartcards
eEurope Smart Cards

Related IST Projects

The list below gives references to IST projects that relate to the SmartCard theme. Project reference numbers are linked to CORDIS project-fact-sheet database. Project titles will be displayed if you hover over the project acronyms which often linked to the project website.

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