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STOA Roundtable on Digital Sovereign Identity

June 11, 2020 @ 15:00 - 16:30


This event will take place by video conference and can be followed by webstream

In the digital age, citizens need to manage a range of online identities that are linked, in different ways, to their offline identity. In managing these identities and entering into agreements, citizens navigate a complex legal and technical infrastructure. As digital identities become increasingly important, it is worth considering how this infrastructure can be made more trustworthy, empowering users while increasing the availability of data and ensuring citizens’ safety and privacy. This roundtable discussion will examine novel technologies and cutting-edge ideas about how to build such a trust infrastructure, including public policies, legal frameworks, business models and technical standards.

This roundtable is organised and hosted by the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA) at the European Parliament in cooperation with ELONTech and the IoT Council in the context of the work on identity of the Strategy Team of Next Generation Internet, a European Commission initiative to reimagine and reengineer the internet for the third millennium and beyond.


15:00-15:05: Introductory remarks

  • Eva KAILI, MEP, Chair of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA)

15:05-15:45: Experts’ presentations and Q&A

  • Remy KNECHT, COO of ITSME.be
  • Daniel DU SEUIL, Convenor European Self Sovereign Identity Framework (EBSI)
  • Loretta ANANIA, Scientific Officer at DG Connect, European Commission
  • Thibaut VERBIEST, Head of Regulatory Affairs Europe & Africa at Diginex, ELONTech Advisor
  • Petros KAVASSALIS, Associate Professor at University of the Aegean, ELONTech Advisor

15:45-16:25: Discussion

16:25-16:30: Closing remarks

  • Ivars IJABS, MEP, 2nd Vice-Chair of the Panel for the Future of Science and Technology (STOA)

Follow the webstreaming here.

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