Electronic Identity Management (eID) at the EU Level: a Force for Integration?

28 Sep 2011 18:00
28 Sep 2011 20:00

IES Autumn Lecture Series: Making Malmö Real: EGovernment in the EU

Wednesday 28 September: Electronic Identity Management (eID) at the EU Level: a Force for Integration?
Freek van Krevel & Hugo Kerschot

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In our upcoming Lecture on eGovernment in the EU, we will take a closer look at the role, the importance and practical use of electronic identity in the EU. We have 2 speakers who will give their insight in these matters:

Freek van Krevel will discuss the role and important of electronic Identity Management to the development of eGovernment in the European Union. He will talk about the relationship between public and private service providers of identity management, and also the need for one Europe-wide federated system to ensure further implementation of the Single European Market. He will discuss the legal and organisational requirements necessary for this to take place.

Since 2001 Freek van Krevel is involved in ICT matters related to EU affairs. In 2006 he joined the EC as a Seconded National Expert in the unit responsible for ICT and public organisations within DG INFSO. In this role, he has supervised actions in the Action Plan 2006-2010 and drafted the new eGovernment Action Plan 2011-2015. He also organised the eGovernment Subgroup meetings with Member States. Back in The NL Ministry of Economic Affairs he was appointed as programme coordinator for the eID for legal entities programme (eRecognition). His aim is to ensure that eRecognition will become part of a bigger EU network of electronic identities.

Hugo Kerschot will discuss the SSEDIC Network, established to provide a platform for all the stakeholders of eID (electronic identity) to work together and collaborate to prepare the agenda for a proposed Single European Digital Identity Community as envisaged by the Digital Agenda (DAE) in its Key Action 16.

Hugo has more than 20 years of experience in communication, IT, consultancy and project management and with IS-practice an international network of expertise in eGovernment, eParticipation, eHealth, eInclusion. After a career in the financial sector (internal and external communication), he launched in 1995 the first Belgium public service website in his function as Director of Information of the Services of the Belgian Prime Minister. After passing through a number of internet start-up companies he developed for the European Commission as a Cap Gemini consultant, the web-based survey on Electronic Public Services, the European reference on eGovernment status measuring. In 2004 he became managing partner in Indigov, a spin-off of the University of Leuven and research and consulting bureau specialized in eGovernment, adoption of new media and evaluation of interactive communication. Hugo is a regularly demanded speaker on international conferences concerning the Information Society, member of the DEMO-net Industry Advisory Panel and member of the Steering Committee of the GLOBAL FORUM Conference.

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All lectures will be conducted in English. The lecture series is free and open to all, but registration is required for organizational purposes.


This lecture series is organised in cooperation with the Citadel Statement Group.