European Commission Invests €13.7 Million into Cross-border Digital Public Services

The European Commission is making a €13.7 million investment to further develop cross-border digital public services in the framework of the new e-SENS project (Electronic Simple European Networked Services). This was announced by Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, last week.

Following the successful cooperation between EU Member States, industry, national administrations, academia, the private sector and local communities on a series of similar projects, e-SENS should help to make living, working, travelling, studying and doing business across borders easier by developing cross-border digital public services.

As part of e-SENS, over 100 partners from 20 European countries are developing and implementing building blocks based on open standards and specifications in interoperable eIDs, eSignature, eDelivery and eDocuments, which the public and private sectors can use to crease new digital public services, thus helping to build, connect and grow Europe.