mGov4EU Executive Board & General Assembly Meeting Krems/Austria

A joint Executive Board & General Assembly Meeting of the mGov4EU consortium took place at the Danube University Krems from 31st May-1st June 2022. During this hybrid meeting the partners met for two efficient days face-to-face and remote. The main focus of the meeting was on the technical and scientific project progress. Two workshops on “Sustainability & Governance” and “Transdisciplinary pilot evaluation” were organized and many essential discussions on the further progress of the project took place. The project partner Scytl has also started the pilot projects in WP4. The first day of the meeting was rounded off with a social event and at the end of the second day the three partners DUK, UTARTU and Fraunhofer met for a post-workshop meeting on sustainability and evaluation to recap the consortium meeting and to discuss the next steps. The next 18 months of the project will in fact focus on the implementation phase of the various building blocks and their validation on the basis of three project pilots. Watch the video to get some impressions from the meeting:

First project year (2021) of mGov4EU Project is completed

With the practical implementation of the “eIDAS regulation”, the European Union is simplifying the cross-border online identification process for citizens. In addition, the “Single Digital Gateway (SDG) regulation” for the establishment of a uniform digital access gate for administration in the EU entered into force. Today, citizens expect eGovernment services to always be conveniently usable via smartphone. Against this background, the mGov4EU (“Mobile Cross-Border Government Services for Europe”) project, funded by the European Union as part of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, started one year ago, with the objectives named below, to enable mobile cross-border administrative services in Europe. The 10 partners are proud to report on the achievements of the first mGov4EU year:

ObjectivesWork towards objective and status in period 1 (month 1 to 12
Enhancing the technical eIDAS interoperability solution and SDG infrastructure to make them compatible with mobile-only use casesThe technical architecture of eIDAS interoperability has already been enriched, and the work continues towards a more detailed designed technical architecture.
The SDG infrastructure has already been enriched, and the work continues towards a more detailed designed technical architecture.
Implementing enhanced eIDAS and SDG related architectures, concepts and building blocksInitial implementation activities have already been carried out. First results are available in the form of initial proofs of concept. These proofs of concept have assessed the feasibility of technical architectures obtained from precious work and hence pave of ready-to-use software packages.

Combining enhanced eIDAS and SDG related solutions to enable secure and user-friendly mobile use cases
By aligning regularly with other work packages ensures that developed software packages support the realization of secure and user-friendly use cases in a best possible way.

Integrating implemented solutions into pilots and testing them in real-world scenarios
During the first year of the project, the pilots and their use cases have been defined, and the definition of an initial architecture has started using C4 diagrams.
Evaluating relevant perspectives of designed, implemented, and operated architectures, concepts, building blocks, and pilotsThe implications and resulting requirements – both for the infrastructure and for the planned demonstrators – have been identified. In addition, the initial version of the transdisciplinary evaluation framework has been created, providing the foundation for the two-round evaluation of the pilots considering the design and implementation phase.
Implementing the once-only, digital-by-default, and mobile-first principles in a user-centric mannermGov4EU pushes forward the practical use of inclusive mobile Government services in Europe, bringing such services in line with EU citizens’ expectations for safe, resilient, and sustainable mobile communication, implementing the once-only and digital-by-default principle across Europe.
Implementing the appropriate legal frameworkAn  overview  of  the  legal  landscape  and  regulations was completed, analyzing the relevant legislation, and distilling applicable legal requirements resulting from the GDPR, SDGR, eIDAS Regulation, and other frameworks.
Evaluation and involvement of relevant stakeholdersInitial considerations regarding the stakeholders of the project were undertaken.
Ensuring the sustainability of project results and achievementsThe basis of the communication activities and thus the “tools” of the communication strategy were identified and implemented: website, social media channels, project brochure, newsletter and so on.