Below is information on E-Forum's past projects and miscellaneous links and documentation.




STORK (Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linKed) was an initiative that aimed to enable businesses, citizens and government employees to use their national electronic identities (eID) in any country of the European Union. Such a system would simplify administrative formalities by providing secure online access to public services across EU borders. For further informatio on STORK can be found here. And further information on STORK 2.0 can be found here.

The STORK consortium included 32 members including national governments, academia and research, non-profit and private organisations. E-Forum worked with STORK as a communications partner.

STORK was 50 percent funded by the European Commission through the EU Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP). The project's total budget was €20 million.


Porvoo 17


The Porvoo Group was an international cooperative network of government representatives, the primary goal of which was to promote a transnational, interoperable electronic identity, based on Public Key Infrastructure (PKI technology) and electronic ID cards, in order to help ensure secure public and private sector e-transactions in Europe. The Porvoo Group was established in the Finnish city of Porvoo in April 2002. For background information click here. The 17th Porvoo Group meeting took place in Brussels on 10-11 May 2012. The meeting was co-organised by the Porvoo Group and E-Forum, with support from a number of sponsors. For a summary of the event, click here. For the Porvoo 17 agenda, click here.




iSAC remains an online service for citizens in municipalities across the European Union. Through the iSAC platform, citizens can get answers to questions relating to public services. For public authorities, as well as channeling questions and requests from citizens, iSAC also offers feedback on citizens' needs and effectively links front and back offices.

iSAC6+ was a project based on the iSAC platform. Because of iSAC6+, iSAC is now used by more than 20 cities and, through subsequent projects, will be deployed further. iSAC6+ received funding from the European Union. The project ran until December 2012. For more information, click here.

e-Forum's role in the project was to support Formez, the partner in charge of dissemination. e-Forum was in charge of organising workshops to help the transfer of the iSAC solution to new pilot sites. e-Forum was also in charge of dissemination and marketing activities among potential financial partners or investors.




FAST logo

FAST was awarded the EU Best Practice Award at the Manchester EU IST Ministerial Conference.

The project was originally initiated to encourage the emergence of eServices within the French public finance institution Caisse des Depots et Consignations (CDC). It aimed to decrease the cost of administrative processes, compensate for the wave of retirements expected between 2008 and 2010 and improve the quality of service to the citizen. It met these objectives through the establishment of the FAST technical interlocutor.

The technical platform was subsequently rolled out in the Region of Valencia and parts of the UK.




PPP logo cropped          Smart city symbol

PPP was charged with establishing methods for good practice transfer for the EC's eTEN programme. It did this while transferring the Belgian e-ID card, the FAST trust infrastructure, Liverpool City Council's citizen portal and the Danish-Swedish Oresund cross-border portal.

By the cessation of the project, partners had understood good practice in depth, analysed good practice with a view to transfer, conducted a gap analysis to evauate portability, identified barriers to localisation, defined a localisation methodology, estimated budget and resource requirements and concluded contractual agreements between administration to transfer good pratice.




Related smart cities projects/organisations:


The China Center for Urban Development is China's leading urban development agency.

Euro Cities is the leading network of major European cities.

The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) brings together cities, industry and citizens to improve urban life through more sustainable integrated solutions. 

The Major Cities of Europe IT Users Group is at the forefront of city innovation.

Urban Europe is a joint programming initiative aiming to create attractive, sustainable and economically viable urban areas.


Related identity management projects/organisations:


A4CLOUD is creating solutions to support service users in deciding and tracking how their data is used by cloud service providers.

The ABC4Trust is an EU-funded research and development project advancing the federation and interchangeability of technologies supporting trustworthy and at the same time privacy-preserving, attribute-based Credentials.

ACDC has developed an online community portal designed to help CERTs, ISPs, ICT providers and research organisations to share data and solutions, to speed up the detection of botnets and ease the roll-out of innovative approaches across mobile devices and fixed computers.

Action Fraud is the UK’s national fraud and internet crime reporting center.

ACTOR is busy establishing a multidisciplinary community which will support the Trust in Digital Life (TDL) research roadmaps.

ANIKETOS is helping to establish and maintain trustworthiness in what is a constantly changing internet service environment.

ASPIRE is challenging the current RFID deployment paradigm through innovative, programmable, royalty-free and privacy-friendly middleware.

ASSERT4SOA is producing novel techniques and tools for expressing, assessing and certifying security properties of complex service-oriented applications.

ATTPS is, one, strengthening road mapping by implementing and supporting the TDL’s Strategic Research Agenda and, two, actively contributing to awareness raising for Trustworthy ICT solutions.

BankSafeOnline (UK Payments) is the UK trade association for payments and for those institutions that deliver payment services to customers.

The BBA is the leading association for the UK banking and financial sector and currently speaks for 223 banking members from 60 countries on the full range of UK and international banking issues.

The overarching goal of BEAT is to propose a framework of standard operational evaluations for biometric technologies.

BIC is creating a technical- and programme-level platform for trustworthy ICT-related engagement, collaboration and networking.

CAMINO will provide a realistic roadmap for improving resilience against cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism.

Callcredit is a UK credit reference agency which combines a comprehensive understanding of the financial services industry's needs with state-of-the-art technology to develop information solutions.

CESG provides tailored advice to government on the security risks of new and existing IT systems.

Cheatline offers citizens of the UK information on insurance fraud.

The CIFAS project provides the UK’s most comprehensive databases of confirmed fraud data and fraud prevention services.

CIRRUS is a multidisciplinary consortium coordinating cloud security research projects and taking cloud-related research projects to the market.

City.Risks's main objective is to increase the perception of security of citizens in urban areas by activating in a more transparent and sustainable way their participation in communities.

CockpitCI aims to identify and share critical infrastructures functionalities impacted by cyber-attacks.

Coco Cloud is enhancing cloud-based data sharing privacy and security through the creation of an efficient and flexible framework for secure data management.

CUMULUS is developing an integrated framework of models, processes and tools supporting the certification of security properties  of infrastructure (IaaS), platform (PaaS) software application layer (SaaS) cloud services.

Cyber Champions is a not-for-profit organisation delivering an exciting community giveback initiative to promote best practices in digital literacy and online safety awareness.

The UK's Cyber Crime Unit leads the UK's response to cyber crime, supports partners with specialist capabilities and coordinates the national response to the most serious cyber crime threats.

Cyber Essentials provides a set of five controls that organisations can implement to achieve a baseline of cyber security.

CyberROAD will identify current and future issues regarding the fight against cyber-crime and cyber-terrorism in order to draw a roadmap for cyber-security research.

Cyber Security Challenges are encouraging EU citizens to become cyber-security professionals.

CYSPA is aiming to create a European alliance for a safe cyberspace.

The Dedicated Cheque and Plastic Crime Unit (DCPCU) is a special police unit which is focused upon stamping out organized card and cheque fraud across the UK.

DEMONS standing for DEcentralized, cooperative, and privacy-preserving MONitoring for trustworthinesS, is addressing the major challenges of cooperative network monitoring.

D-MILS is providing dependable compositional system construction and assurance.

The goal of e-CODEX is to improve and securitize EU citizens’ and EU-based businesses’ cross-border access to legal resources.

ECOSSIAN aims to improve the detection and management of highly sophisticated cyber-security incidents and attacks against critical infrastructures by implementing a pan-European early warning and situational awareness framework with command and control facilities.

The aim of E-CRIME  is to identify and develop concrete measures to manage and deter cyber-crime through reconstruction of the spread and development of cyber-crime in non-information and communication technology sectors from the perspective of its economic impact on the key fabrics and different levels of European society.

EEMA is Europe's leading independent think tank on identification, authentication, privacy, risk management, cyber security, the internet of things, artificial intelligence and mobile applications.

ePractice is a European Commission initiative. Designed as a web 2.0 community service, ePractice is tailored to the needs of eGovernment, eInclusion and eHealth practitioners. ePractice allows members to share news, events, publications, best practices and lessons learnt.

eSENS is helping develop the European Digital Market through innovative ICT solutions.

ETTIS is focused on identifying and assessing opportunities for enhancing societal security, improving situation awareness and informing investment options for societal security.

ESI Centre Eastern Europe is the software engineering centre of excellence of the European Software Institute.

eu-LISA is the European agency for the operational management of large-scale IT systems in the area of freedom, security and justice.

The European Trust Foundation is a new independent foundation strengthening digital trust throughout Europe.

Europol is the EU's law enforcement agency whose main goal is to help achieve a safer Europe for the benefit of all EU citizens.

EURO-MILS is busy undertaking a complete common criteria security evaluation of a MILS system in order to put Europe into a strong position with regards to both high-assurance common criteria certification and MILS systems.

The EUROPA eGovernment portal aims to provide information on, one, EU policies in the field of eGovernment and, two, the funding programs which support initiatives to improve public services.

The FastPass project is working towards a harmonized, modular reference system for European automated border crossing points. A major preoccupation of the FastPass project is user privacy.

FIDELITY aims to, one, strengthen trust and confidence of stakeholders and citizens in ePassports, two, provide more reliable ID checks and thus hinder criminal movements and, three, ease implementation of E/E records in order to facilitate better analysis of migration flows.

The FIDO Alliance’s mission is to change the nature of online authentication by developing technical specifications that define an open, scalable, interoperable set of mechanisms that reduce the reliance on passwords to authenticate users, operating industry programs to help ensure successful worldwide adoption of the specifications and submitting mature technical specifications to recognized standards development organizations for formal standardization.

Financial Fraud Action UK raises awareness about all types of financial fraud in the UK.

FIRE is creating a strategic approach, organizational support and network capability with which researchers, technology developers, consultants, system integrators and governments will be able to address challenges of fragmentation and further their European co-operation ambitions.

FPEG is the EU's fraud prevention expert group.

The FUTUREID project is building a comprehensive, flexible and intuitive identity management infrastructure for Europe. By integrating existing eID technology, trust infrastructures and emerging federated identity management services alongside modern credential technologies, the FUTUREID project creates a user-centric system for the trustworthy and accountable management of identity claims.

FutureTrust is addressing the need for globally interoperable trust solutions.

HINT is developing novel integrity technologies to guarantee systems are genuine.

The Netherlands’ Identity Fraud and Documents Centre of Expertise (ECID) helps combat and prevent identity fraud. It is the Netherlands’ national centre of expertise for identity fraud and identity-related documents.

The US's Identity Theft Council is creating a national network of local partnerships between volunteers, business and law enforcement to provide in-person support to victims of identity theft.

The US's Identity Theft Resource Center is a nationally recognized non-profit organization established to support victims of identity theft.

IDnext is creating an open and independent platform to support and facilitate innovative approaches in the world of digital identity.

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office is an independent body set up to uphold information right.

IPASCO is supporting the identification, assessment and exploitation of cyber security research.

The US's ITAC is the national advocate for identity theft victims and a leading voice on identity policy.

LSEC is promoting information security and expertise in Benelux and Europe.

MASSIF is providing a next-generation security information and event management (SIEM) framework for service infrastructures supporting intelligent, scalable, and multi-level/multi-domain security event processing and predictive security monitoring.

Me is Mine is a citizen-informing observatory on identity theft.

MUSES is producing technologies which will foster corporate security by reducing risks associated with user behavior.

NECOMA is focusing on neutralizing the threats to privacy associated with data collection.

NEMESYS is developing novel security technologies for seamless service provisioning in the smart mobile ecosystem.

NESSoS is formulating a long-term research community focused on engineering secure software-based service and systems.

Norstella has been appointed by the Norwegian Government as the national contact point for all international standardization activities in the field of electronic business and trade facilitation.

OIX develops and registers trust frameworks:  pre-negotiated business, legal and technical agreements that provide mutual assurance that online transactions can be trusted. Scores of OIX white papers - each focusing upon current issues and opportunities in emerging identity markets - can be found here.

The US's Online Trust Alliance is enhancing online trust and empowering users of the internet.

OPTET is identifying the drivers of trust and confidence and developing technologies which will instill trust and confidence.

The ORIGINS project is working to improve the security of the application process and issuance of ePassports by further securitizing breeder documents.

OSIG is supporting the process of implementing a single European market of trustworthy services by enhancing transparency and interoperability with respect to electronic signature technology and related trust services.

PANOPTESEC is delivering a state-of-the-art prototype of a cyber-defense decision support system which will both proactively and reactively evaluate system weakness, identify potential attack paths, provide a list of prioritized response actions and deliver a means to execute these responses.

PCAS aims at providing an innovative, trustworthy, handheld device which users can use to securely store their data, to share it with trusted applications and to easily and securely authenticate themselves.

PIDaaS is aiming to create a secure authentication system, based on biometric recognition technology through mobile devices.

PINCETTE is developing technology which will ensure safe infrastructure upgrades by validating continuously evolving networked software systems.

PORVOO is an EU forum for discussion and exchange of good eID practice.

PoSecCo is establishing a traceable and sustainable link between high-level requirements and low-level configuration settings.

PRACTICE is creating a secure cloud framework including advanced and practical cryptographic technologies which will ultimately provide sophisticated security and privacy.

RASEN is developing methodology for systematic ICT system security assessment.

The RESPECT project is currently developing a pan-European surveillance system policy framework.

ROUTE-TO-PA is a multidisciplinary innovation project, that, by combining expertise and research in the fields of e-government, computer science, learning science and economy, is aiming to improve the impact of ICT-based technology platforms for transparency.

SecCord is providing services and coordination for the Trust and Security (T&S) research programme and its projects.

SecFuNet is designing and developing a coherent security architecture for virtual networks and cloud computing.

SecFutur is developing a security engineering process for embedded systems.

SECONOMICS is synthesizing sociological, economic and security science into actionable knowledge for policy makers responsible for citizen security.

SECURED is aiming to design and prototype a trusted and secure execution environment to permit different users to execute their preferred security applications.

The Secure Identity Alliance is dedicated to supporting sustainable worldwide economic growth and prosperity through the development of trusted digital identities and the widespread adoption of secure eServices.

SERSCIS is developing adaptive service-oriented technologies for creating, monitoring and managing secure, resilient and highly available critical infrastructure information systems.

SPaCIoS is laying technological foundations for a new generation of automated security validation technologies.

SPECS is creating mechanisms which specify cloud security requirements ad assess the standalone and comparative security features offered by cloud services providers (CSPs).

SSEDIC2020 is providing a platform for e-ID stakeholders to collaborate.

STANCE is defining, implementing and validating of programme analysis tools capable of verifying the security of complex software systems made in C, C++ and Java.

STREWS is linking European trust- and security-related research and development with ongoing web standards work.

SURVEILLE is a cutting-edge and multi-disciplinary research project analyzing the ethical issues, legal limitations and efficiency of surveillance technologies designed for the prevention, investigation and prosecution of serious crime.

SWEPT is creating security solutions which will automatically mitigate website attacks.

SysSec is managing threat and vulnerabilities in the future internet.

The TABULA RASA project focuses on biometric anti-spoofing techniques.

TAMPRES is improving wireless sensor nodes (WSN) through an examination of protection mechanisms.

TCLOUDS is building a resilient Future Internet platform including.

TRESCCA is laying the foundations of a secure and trustable cloud platform using both hardware security and virtualization techniques.

TREsPASS is creating an "attack navigator" which will identify attack opportunities and suggest appropriate countermeasures.

Trust in Digital Life is a membership association comprising leading industry partners and knowledge institutes who exchange experience, share customer, market and technology insights with the intention of improving the quality of trustworthy digital services and platforms available through joint research and development.

TSI provides a one-stop shop for guidance and information about trustworthy software development.

TWISNet will provide a platform enabling businesses to command and control sensor networks.

UINFC2 is facilitating cooperation and coordination among EU stakeholders, national authorities, law enforcement agencies and related bodies with respect to addressing cyber-crime and online child sexual exploitation.

uTRUSTit is enabling system manufacturers and integrators to express underlying security concepts to system users.

Vendercom is a multi-stakeholder membership organisation that connects seekers, solvers and shapers in the European Payments Community.

VideoSense is in the process of integrating leading European research groups to create a long-term open integration of critical mass in the twin areas of ethically guided and privacy preserving video analytics.

VIS-SENSE is developing novel visual analytics technologies for the identification and prediction of very complex patterns of abnormal network behavior.

WEBSAND is constructing a security framework which incorporates a secure interaction model, methods for secure end-to-end information flow control a declarative and expressive policy description mechanism.

Wiser is a European initiative that is putting cyber risk management at the very heart of good business practice.


Miscellaneous documentation:


e-Forum bylaws, English version

e-Forum bylaws, French version (official and legal)