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Harmonized framework allowing a sustainable and robust identity for European Citizens

Objective

The increase of the identity theft phenomenon across Europe and its related human and economical impacts is a major concern for all M.S. Several EU initiatives are ongoing to try to curb this concern. Today’s identity can take various forms, either in the “real” world, as a primary identity delivered by a M.S. (passport, ID card, driving license...) but more and more in the “2.0” world (secondary identity for banking, administration, professional and commercial activities...). Similarly identity theft can take various forms, from stealing citizens' paper documents, or simply by using digital means. Privacy is at the center of all concerns, as any solution must protect citizen’s identity and privacy, whilst not being worse than the problem itself.
The major objective of EKSISTENZ is to protect EU citizens’ identities from all current threats but also to foresee what the future threats would be. The project will study in deep the identity theft phenomenon in Europe, revealing the flaws in the different “paper-based” procedures but also in the new dematerialized processes, assess the threat for the citizen and consequently, will develop technological components, backward compatible with different existing M.S. frameworks. EKSISTENZ will also focus on an “identity-as-a-service” approach, to allow M.S. interoperability, leading to a more global system to provide secure and strong identity for all M.S.
To achieve this, the consortium will bring together different types of users involved in the identity chain (authorities, industrials, stakeholders, businesses), specialized technology providers and of course, data protection and privacy experts. EKSISTENZ will recommend updates to EU regulations in order to clearly inform, protect, propose responses and increase its resilience following an attempt. Knowing this, identity theft will become, if not impossible, much harder to carry out.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/computer security/data protection

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2013-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

IDEMIA IDENTITY & SECURITY FRANCE
Address
2, Place Samuel De Champlain
92400 Courbevoie
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 530 785
Administrative Contact
Sandra Canton (Mrs.)

Participants (11)

NEDERLANDSE ORGANISATIE VOOR TOEGEPAST NATUURWETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK TNO
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 239 400
Address
Anna Van Buerenplein 1
2595 DA Den Haag
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Elly Van Den Akker-Blaazer (Mrs.)
EUROFAST SARL
France
EU contribution
€ 204 698
Address
Rue Des Volontaires 7
75015 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Charles De Couessin (Mr.)
E-FORUM FORUM FOR EUROPEAN E-PUBLICSERVICES AISBL HOTE EUROPEEN POUR LES SERVICES PUBLICS EN LIGNE
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 290 800
Address
Boulevard Du Souverain 36
1170 Bruxelles
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Baudouin De Sonis (Mr.)
PATRICK WAJSBROT CONSULTANTS SAS
France
EU contribution
€ 303 900
Address
Rue Euler 20
75008 Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gabriel Hababou (Mr.)
Institute of Baltic Studies
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 133 800
Address
Lai 30
51005 Tartu
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Marek Tiits (Dr.)
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 319 988
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Regina Garcia Beato (Mrs.)
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 724 300
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Karolien Mariën (Ms.)
DPA SIA
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 283 004
Address
Elizabetes Iela 75
1050 Riga
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Gunta Strode (Ms.)
BUNDESDRUCKEREI GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 282 750
Address
Kommandantenstrasse 18
10969 Berlin
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sven Badke (Mr.)
AGENZIA PER L'ITALIA DIGITALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 103 200
Address
Via Liszt 21
00144 Roma
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Francesco Tortorelli (Dr.)
Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Latvia
Latvia
EU contribution
€ 65 550
Address
Ciekurkalna Line 1 1, Korp.2
1026 Riga
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Līga Peisniece (Mrs.)