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Period: Apr 01, 2013 - May 11, 2021
Status: laufend

e-Sens is a co-funded project of the European Union which is based on the ICT Policy Support Programm (ICT PSP) which is a part of the Competitiveness and Innovation framework Programme (CIP) of the European Union. The main goal of the new project is to boost the digital single market and a simplification of trans-border public services.

In today's digital world the public administration is faced with various competitions in organisational, legal and technical or semantic manner. Previously initiated projects like CODEX, epSOS, PEPPOL, SPOCS and STORK have shown that deployment of electronic trans-border services with support of interoperational IT-solutions can be easier and more efficient. In different use cases, technical building blocks were developed and tested under real-life situations which are relevant to citizens and companies. The new major-project e-SENS shall consolidate and strenghten results of these active or finished projects and should extend these solutions to new domains or use cases.

The consortium of e-SENS is formed by 22 partners which represent 20 European countries, including Norway and Turkey. Such a good participation of European countries emphasizes the interest and awareness for building a  digital single market. In 21 years of it's existence the single market in europe had made good progress. But some obstacles are opposed to consistency during deployment of public services. The elimination of these barriers will be targeted by e-SENS to provide a better compatibility in Europe and to increase the mobility and competitiveness.

e-SENS is supposed to:

  • develop a common infrastructure for interoperable public services,
  • ensure a higher interoperability between public services in europe,
  • be a foundation for the "plattform of basic services" for trans-border digital infrastructure in context of e-Goverment, based on a draft act for establishment of the facility "Connecting Europe",
  • support the establishment of a digital European single market.

To reach these goals, e-SENS will focus on various components like e-ID, e-Documents, e-Delivery, e-Signatures and semantics. These building blocks will be evaluated and tested in different domains like e-Health, e-Justice, Business Lifecycle and e-Procurement to ensure their applicability and scaleability.

e-SENS provides advantages for a large group of users:

  • Member states will receive technical solutions, to provide interoperable, efficient, reusable public services with high quality,
  • Industry-based companies will get access to open-source solutions, they could use for own services and IT-solutions,
  • Citizens and entrepreneurs could use the advantages of these public services which will improve labor mobility, freedom of establishment and execution of daily business in the European Union and other countries.

Project partners

German partners:

  • Ministry of justice North Rhine-Westphalia
  • Federal Ministry of the Interior
  • The free hanseatic city of Bremen
  • Saxon State Ministry of Justice and Europe
  • University of Koblenz-Landau
  • Frauenhofer Association of Facilitation of applied science e.V (FOKUS)
  • 360 Grad Event Production GmbH & Co. KG

Further project partners are: Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg,
Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Potugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey,


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