With the adoption of the eIDAS Regulation, the EU Member States have decided to mutually recognise each other's electronic identification (eID) for public online services. In the future it will therefore be possible for Danes to access the public online services of other EU Member States using their own Danish eID, the NemID, just as it will be possible for other EU citizens and businesses to access Danish public online services using their own eID.
In order to gain technological experience prior to implementing the upcoming so-called eID gateway, the Danish Agency for Digitisation has launched a pilot project. This project is taking place within the framework of the common European e-SENS project.
As a result of this pilot project, the Agency for Digitisation has been able - in a test environment - to log on to a Swedish online service using a Danish NemID. The pilot project is being run in close collaboration with eGovLab, at Stockholm University, and the Swedish Tilväktsverket.
This Danish-Swedish success was demonstrated at CeBIT 2015 in Hannover as the European Commissioner for Digital Economy and Society, Günther Oettinger, and the German Federal Minister of the Interior, Thomas de Maiziere, logged on to the Swedish online service using Danish test NemIDs.
The next pilot testing step will be to set up a Danish online service for foreign users. Once technical experience has been gained, a new project will be launched to initiate production of the eID gateway. Implementation of the eIDAS Regulation is to be completed by September 2018.