EU blockchain EBSI-Vector Izertis

Izertis participates in the blockchain with which the European Union will verify EU citizens' documents

The European Union (EU) has launched a technological project designed to guarantee the veracity and traceability of the credentials of the citizens that make up the different countries of the Union. 

The commission involves 50 partners from 20 countries, including the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT)

This initiative will focus mainly on three areas, such as education (to secure student IDs, degrees and academic records), social security (European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and PDA1 Portable Document use case), and business records (identity of legal entities).  

The commission involves 50 partners from 20 countries, including the Fábrica Nacional de Moneda y Timbre (FNMT), its French counterpart, La Poste, and the Spanish blockchain technology specialist Izertis. This will result in a solution that can be deployed in all EU Member States, and will be scalable, thanks to the fact that in the medium term it will also be able to host other large-scale integrations proposed by the European Commission. 

Exchange of digital documents between countries 

The solution, known as EBSI-Vector, which is expected to take two years to develop, aims to create a secure, efficient and decentralised system for the verification and exchange of digital documents between countries and European entities.

"Digital transformation is driving government entities towards an open"

The technology chosen to carry it out has been blockchain  and the verifiable credentials, with the aim of obtaining sufficient guarantees of security, with which information can be verified in an agile manner, and also with interconnections that allow huge volumes of exchanges in the public administration to be supported. 

"Digital transformation is driving government entities towards an open, transparent, citizen-centric, decentralised, multi-vendor and collaborative model that can be supported by cutting-edge technologies such as Blockchain," says Nuria Rodriguez, Innovation Consultant at Izertis. 

"The idea is that in a couple of years this project will drive a European Web3 and put digital wallets on the market in which European citizens can store their educational and professional credentials," Rodriguez explains. 

Collaboration between public sector organisations belonging to the European Blockchain Partnership, which have explored verifiable credentials and decentralised registries over the last three years, with business experts and policy advisors in education and social security (active participants in different use case groups and related projects) also plays an important role. As well as academic and technical experts, most of whom already provide EBSI-compliant solutions and have extensive development and design experience, as a guarantee to achieve the objectives of this project.