Research project

Identity Management in PUbLic SErvices (IMPULSE)


Project Details
Start date: 01/02/2021
End date: 31/01/2024

European Commission


Public services are reaching the Digital Single Market (DSM). Secure and respectful electronic identity (eID) management is an important enabler for trust and confidence in the DSM. Emerging technologies can disrupt eID and have strong potential for empowering existing initiatives. In particular, IMPULSE focuses on 2 of the most promising and disruptive technologies nowadays: Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain, and their contributions to and impacts on eID.

IMPULSE will carry out a user-centric and multidisciplinary impact analysis on the integration of Blockchain and AI on eID in public services, evaluating benefits but also risks, costs and limitations, considering socio-economic, legal, ethical and operational impacts, together with framework conditions (like GDPR and eIDAS regulations, existing eID systems, and standards).

A set of 6 representative and innovative case studies in Denmark, Spain, Bulgaria, Iceland and Italy, led by public service partner, will provide a variety of cultural, operational, legal, procedural and social contexts for research.

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