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STORK is a competitiveness and innovation framework programme, co-funded by EU. It aims at implementing an EU wide interoperable system for recognition of eID and authentication that will enable businesses, citizens and government employees to use their national electronic identities in any Member State. It will also pilot transborder eGovernment identity services and learn from practice on how to roll out such services, and to experience what benefits and challenges an EU wide interoperability system for recognition of eID will bring.

The STORK interoperable solution for electronic identity (eID) is based on a distributed architecture that will pave the way towards full integration of EU e-services while taking into account specifications and infrastructures currently existing in EU Member States. The solution provided is intended to be robust, transparent, safe to use and scalable, and should be implemented in such a way that it is sustainable beyond the life of the pilot.

Partners: 35 Partners form 18 countries (AT, BE, DE, EE, ES, FI, FR, GR, IS, IT, LU, PT, SE, SI)

Funding: 26 M€


The MobiPag project aims the developing of a solution for payment dematerialization using personal mobiles devices as ATM devices, capable of interoperating with several financial entities and mobile comunnication providers, and that may be able to be adopted by acquirers, merchants and shoppers, including ocasional merchants with very small number of transactions.

Partners: Universidade do Minho, IST - Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade do Porto - Faculdade de Engenharia Porto Wintouch Sistemas de Informação, Portugal Telecom Inovação, MULTICERT - Serviços de Certificação Electónica, Creativesystems - Sistemas e Serviços de Consultoria, Cardmobili Desenvolvimento de Software

Advisory Board: SIBS, CTT, TMN, Vodafone, Optimus, CGD, BCP, BES, BPI

Funding: 1,5M€


The SECUR-ED Project is a demonstration project with an objective to provide a set of tools to improve urban transport security. Participants include all the major stakeholders from across Europe.

Based on best practices, SECUR-ED will integrate a consistent, interoperable mix of technologies and processes, covering all aspects; from risk assessment to complete training packages. These solutions will also reflect the very diverse environment of mass transportation and also considers societal and legacy concerns.

SECUR-ED’s rationale is to create a global European improvement in mass transportation security through the development of packaged modular solutions validated through the demonstrations (4 in total plus additional satellite demonstrations). These solutions are aimed to be used on transport systems in the medium and large sized cities of Europe.

SECURE-ED will address, among other, cyber-security threads to mass transportation IT systems, in particular by developing new and more adapted intrusion detection systems.

Partners: ALSTOM, AnsaldoSTS, Azienda Trasposti Milanesi, Axis communications, Bombardier, CEA, Consorcio Transportes Madrid, DB Mobility Networks Logistis, EDI Soft, EMEF, EMT Madrid, EOS, FNM, FOI, Fraunhofer, TEAM Security, HC Hamburg-Consult, ICCA, Ineco, INOV, JRC European Commission STIB, MTRS, NICE, RATB, Group RATP, Safran, SELEX ESRG, SNCF, Univesität Würzburg, Ministère de L'Intérieur Francese, Universitete Stavanger, VTT.

Funding: 40M€

SUSPECT - Secure Speech Technologies

In this project we propose to develop privacy-preserving frameworks for processing voice data. Processing will be performed without having access to the voice. Here, “access to voice” refers to having access to any form of the speech that can be analyzed to obtain information about the talker or what they spoke. Using a combination of tools from cryptography and secure-multiparty computation we will render voice processing algorithms secure (i.e. privacy-preserving), so that the privacy of all parties (speakers, the system, and any other entity involved in the processing) is preserved.

Partners:INESC-ID (L2F, GSD), CMU