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European Health and Digital Executive Agency (HaDEA)
Call for proposalsOpen

European Digital Identity and Trust Ecosystem (Standards and Sample Implementation)


Publication date
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
24 September 2024, 17:00 (CEST)
Programme Sector
  • Digital
  • Digital Europe Programme
  • Cybersecurity
  • Digital transformation
  • EUFunded


The call for proposals 'European Digital Identity and Trust Ecosystem (Standards and Sample Implementation)' under Digital Europe Programme is now published on the Funding and Tenders portal. 

Expected Outcome

Support for two successive waves of large-scale pilots to test the deployment of the EU Digital Identity Wallet in priority use cases, including pilots using EBSI to support the EU Digital Identity Wallet in cross border use cases, deploying the EU Digital Identity Wallet in national eID ecosystems by Member States. The second round of grants should help enhance technical specifications and implementation guidelines for the wallet and its eco-system and prepare its application in a new range of use cases, enabling it to support interaction with a wide range of public and private services and related attestations.


The action aims to support the implementation of the European Digital Identity and Trust Ecosystem and manage the transition between the current and future frameworks supplementing or replacing the current digital service infrastructure (eID) by the EU Digital Identity Wallet framework. For this purpose, Member States and other participants to the European Digital Identity Ecosystem shall be enabled to rely on a set of specifications and tools supporting the implementation of the wallet, other identity means and trust services.

Furthermore, in support of the new European Digital Identity and Trust Ecosystem the following digital service infrastructures for trust services in support of European cross border digital transactions will be defined, developed adjusted and maintained in cooperation with Member States where necessary and appropriate for the purpose of supporting digital solutions across policy domains’ specific projects, enabling "interoperability by design" and ensuring accessibility for persons with disability and older persons:

  • the European Trust Services Ecosystem allowing companies, citizens and administrations to validate European qualified trust service providers supporting the governance of the eIDAS regulatory system;
  • the eID component ensuring legal, organisational, semantic and technical interoperability for accessible and secure digital operations that require cross-border identity recognition as well as future frameworks supplementing or replacing it;
  • further improvement of the EU Digital Identity Wallet covering the specification as well as the reference implementation (Software) and potentially necessary central components maintained by the Commission.
  • eDelivery as a standards-based solution for safe and cryptographically secured data exchange over the internet, which underpins much of the data exchange between Member States and/or the Commission and Member States in multiple Domains;
  • eSignature maintaining the standards-based approach for safe and cryptographically secured communication of intent in digital transactions. The library for electronic signature is re-used by multiple European trust services leveraging the opportunities created by the eIDAS regulation;
  • eArchiving preserving data in an open, interoperable and sustainable way. In addition to supporting actions from the previous WP, during this new period eArchiving will also review its standards with stakeholders, create new specifications following the common data spaces development, develop the curriculum of digital preservation skills to support capacity building, establish an EU cross-border network of digital preservation experts and deploy and promote the new eArchiving certification initiative.

Read more and apply on the Funding and Tenders Portal.