Future Trust Services for Trustworthy Global Transactions – FutureTrust

General information

Future Trust Services for Trustworthy Global Transactions - FutureTrustName of project: Future Trust Services for Trustworthy Global Transactions – FutureTrust

Status: In progress

Duration: 2016-2019

Donor: The European Union (Horizon 2020 – the Framework Programme for Research and Innovation Framework)

Implementing Partners: Ruhr University Bochum, Public Service Development Agency, ecsec GmbH, Arhs Spikeseed, EEMA, The Federal Computing Centre of Austria, Federal Office of Administration Germany, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, University of Southampton, Multicert, Giesecke & Devrient GmbH, Trustable Ltd., The Secure Information Technology Center, Tubitak, Lawtrust and Ministry of Interior Republic of Serbia.

Main objective

Against the background of the regulation 2014/910/EU on electronic identification (eID) and trusted services for electronic transactions in the internal market (eIDAS), the FutureTrust project, aims at supporting the practical implementation of the regulation in Europe and beyond.

Brief description of project

The EC-funded project involves the design and development of innovative open source components and services complementing the eIDAS Regulation (2014/910/EU) and integrating them with similar trust services from other regions worldwide. Under the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020), the objective of FutureTrust is to ease the utilisation of eID and trust services, paving the way for global interoperability of trustworthy and legally significant electronic services. Through close collaboration the 16 project partners will support the practical implementation of the eIDAS regulation by:

  • Addressing the need for globally interoperable solutions through basic research with respect to the foundations of trust and trustworthiness, with the aim of developing new, widely compatible trust models or improving existing models.
  • Actively driving the standardization process.
  • Providing Open Source software components and trustworthy services as a functional base for fast adoption of standards and solutions.

For more information about the FutureTrust project please see: HTTPS://futuretrust.eu

Main project components

  • The FutureTrust project will extend the existing European Trust Service Status List (TSL) infrastructure towards a “Global Trust List”,
  • Develop a comprehensive Open Source Validation Service as well as a scalable Preservation Service for electronic signatures and seals
  • Provide components for the eID-based application for qualified certificates across borders, and for the trustworthy creation of remote signatures and seals in a mobile environment.

Expected results

As the result of the project:

  • Basic research with respect to the foundations of trust and trustworthiness, which will address the need for globally interoperable solutions, is conducted;
  • The standardization process in relevant areas is actively supported;
  • Open Source software components and trustworthy services, which will ease the use of eID and electronic signature technology in real world applications, are provided.

Important project –related news

eIDAS Regulation Came into Effect

eIDAS Regulation came into effect across all 28 EU Member States on July 1st, 2016, replacing the 15-year-old eSignature Directive. On the same day, FutureTrust project welcomed this event by launching https://www.eid.as/home portal which provides neutral information with respect to the background and implementation of the eIDAS-Regulation 2014/910/EU on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market.

More information on this event can be found in a press release for July 1st, 2016: https://www.futuretrust.eu/news/details/datum/2016/07/01/futuretrust-project-supports-implementation-of-new-eidas-regulation-in-force-from-today-ec-funded/