Javier Gutiérrez

Social inclusion in the digital era: Can disruptive technology improve conditions for vulnerable citizens?

The train of public service digitisation has left the platform long ago in Denmark. Neverthe-less, vulnerable citizens are, to a great extent, left waiting to jump on this modern way of in-teracting with the public sector and important private institutions like banks and housing landlords. Using the IMPULSE solution, the Danish case study in the City of Aarhus explores new ways to hand a group of left-behind citizens the ticket to the digital society.

What is the technology behind the identity verification of EU citizens in the online processes of public services?

EU citizens only need to take a selfie and capture an image of their government-issued identification (identity card, passport, driver’s license, etc.) to verify their identities online and access public services. If the system finds a match between the selfie and the person on the identity document, the user is verified and can access the service. Pretty simple, huh? But what is behind all this process? If you are wondering about the technology behind it, read on.

What does the standardisation landscape for identity management in public services looks like?

The consideration of relevant existing standards for the development of the projects’ solutions and the transfer of the projects’ results into standardisation by contributing to ongoing standardisation activities or by developing new standards offers a big opportunity for R&I projects such as IMPULSE. This post informs about the analysed standardisation landscape.

First demo of the IMPULSE eID solution

The IMPULSE consortium has recently arranged a plenary meeting to present and discuss about the first demonstrator of the IMPULSE eID solution. The session was led by GRADIANT and showed the steps that a user should follow for the onboarding process and, once registered, to get access to one of the public services.


Our colleagues from Ertzaintza has participated in SICUR – the Spain’s leading international security event that brings together public and private security companies, associations, professionals every two years in Madrid.

Gijón will improve the electronic identification for more than 325,000 people who use its services with the Citizen Card

With the purpose of continuing to improve, Gijón – together with 16 European organisations in the framework of the IMPULSE project – will test the incorporation of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence technologies for the identification of its citizens in public services in a safe, simple, universal, integrated way, with privacy at the core.