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European Digital Identity Architecture and Reference Framework – Outline

The present outline provides a summary description of the eIDAS expert group’s understanding of the EUDI Wallet concept. The eIDAS expert group adopted the present document on 22 February 2022 and decided to publish it for stakeholder feedback.

On 3 June 2021, the Commission adopted a Recommendation calling on Member States to work towards the development of a Toolbox including a technical Architecture and Reference Framework (ARF), a set of common standards and technical specifications and a set of common guidelines and best practice.
The Recommendation specifies that these outcomes will serve as a basis for the implementation of the European Digital Identity Framework Regulation once adopted, without the process of developing the Toolbox interfering or prejudging the legislative process. 

The present outline  provides a summary description of the eIDAS expert group’s understanding of the EUDI Wallet concept including:

  • objectives of the EUDI Wallet,
  • roles of the actors of the ecosystem,
  • wallet’s functional and non-functional requirements and
  • potential building blocks. 

The outline is non-mandatory. Only the finally adopted European Digital Identity Framework Regulation, and the implementing and delegated acts adopted under that legal basis, will be mandatory. 

Please register to the Futurium platform to provide feedback on the outline, or consult the .pdf available here.

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