In January 2020, as part of the EU Horizon 2020 program, a three-year international project DE4A – Digital Europe for All was launched. The goal of the project is to support the European Union in building a European Single Digital Market.
For a completely working European Digital Single Market, effectively enabling the cross-border exercise by citizens and businesses of their Single Market rights, Member States must address several challenges on delivering better services.
DE4A is an international Member State-driven pilot project (Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Slovenia, Lithuania, Austria, Sweden, Portugal, Denmark, Greece, Romania) aligned with strategic eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020, Tallinn Declaration and European Interoperability Framework (EIF) Implementation Strategy. Alongside 27 project partners from mentioned 11 EU Member States, UM FERI Institute of Informatics is also involved in the project. The UM project coordinator is Assist. Prof. Muhamed Turkanović.
The project creates a culture of co-creation, transparency, accountability, trustworthiness, and aims to realize the once-only and relevant-only digital principles through state-of-the-art, usable and high-quality fully online procedures accessible through the Single Digital Gateway (SDG).
The goal of the project is also to facilitate the migration towards the European Digital Public Services, which are to ensure the increased trust into public services cross-border, cross-sector and with different participants, increased effectiveness and decreased administrative burdens and costs.
The focus of the project is put on the open and comprehensive platform for public administrations and innovations fully complied with regulations, such as GDPR, eIDAS, Services Directive, which establishes a culture of co-creation, transparency, accountability and trustworthiness.
UM involvement in the project
University of Maribor, i.e., Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science will, through Blockchain Lab:UM (operating under the Institute of Informatics) in cooperation with Computer Center UM (CCUM), participate in the analysis, evaluation and design of Blockchain technology, and its integration with technical regulatory solutions, such as eIDAS, eID, etc.
Project was lunched with a two-day kick-off meeting held on February 28-30, 2020 in Madrid.
More information about the project: https://feri.um.si//raziskovanje/mednarodni-projekti-in-projekti-strukturnih-skladov/digitalna-evropa-za-vse/
Website of the project: https://www.de4a.eu/