The EU4Digital Facility has kicked off its extended eSignature pilot activities.
The programme will test the technical interoperability of cross-border eSignature between Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine and EU member state Estonia, aiming to expand testing with further Eastern Partner countries. This includes testing of eSignature creation, timestamping, validation and certificate status verification components.
The pilot implementation will be based on the Technical memorandum which describes the technical aspects of eSignature pilot activities, the options of interoperability levels and the common eSignature format. By defining and maintaining the Technical memorandum, the EU4Digital Facility aims to empower the Eastern partner region to achieve cross-border mutual recognition of trust services.
The EU4Digital eSignature pilot activities will allow countries to test the early proof of concepts, and thus to increase the readiness for mutual recognition of digital trust services. The cross-border eSignature is one of the key enablers to extend the Digital Single Market to the Eastern Neighbourhood, and throughout the process EU4Digital experts will support countries to eliminate the barriers for interoperability of eSignature across borders.
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