EEMA Announces its Horizon 2020 Project Involvement and Events Agenda for 2020

EEMA the independent European Think Tank focused on identity, privacy and trust, has announced it agenda for the forthcoming year, beginning with participation in a new Horizon 2020 project – Digital Europe for All (DE4A), which commenced on 1st January. The three-year, large scale pilot driven by 13 Member States aims to enable EU citizens and business to exercise their identity rights across borders in the Digital Single Market.

Throughout 2020, EEMA will also continue its work as a Horizon 2020 project partner, through participation in the DE4A and LOCARD (securing criminal digital evidence and the Chain of Custody) projects, as well as continuing to develop the European Trust Foundation and go.eIDAS initiatives. Member of the EEMA Board of Management, Lorraine Spector, states: “A core focus for EEMA’s project work in 2020 is to help drive forward initiatives that will improve how citizens, businesses, governments and law enforcement agencies within Member States, interact and transact across national borders.

EEMA has a proud heritage of work, collaborating across the EU as a research innovation project partner, through its participation in initiatives including SSEDIC, STORK, LIGHTest, FutureTrust and Cloud for Europe. Spector adds: “EEMA has been active for more than 30 years and its membership and network of senior leaders within public and private sector organisations, governments and academic institutions, make it an important and influential resource.”

Through extensive Horizon 2020 project work, the EEMA team has developed a deep understanding of how governments can be successful in the research, development and implementation of technology led projects. They will be imparting some of this knowledge and expertise at EEMA’s first High Level Fireside Briefing of the year. Taking place on 25th February in Brussels, the afternoon event will be hosted by the EU Digital Transformation Office (BOSA). It is one of seven events EEMA has planned for 2020. 

EEMA’s 2020 event calendar

  • 25th February: EEMA High Level Fireside Briefing ‘Innovation Implementing Successful Government Projects with New Technologies’ hosted by EU Digital Transformation Office (BOSA) in Brussels, Belgium
  • 24th March: EEMA High Level Fireside Briefing ‘Criminal Chain of Custody – Can New Technology Secure Evidence?’ hosted by Gallup at The Shard, London, UK
  • May: EEMA High Level Fireside Briefing hosted by InfoCert Milan, Italy (Date and topic to be confirmed
  • 23rd – 24th June: EEMA Annual Conference 2020 ‘Digital Innovation & Exploitation for the Future’ hosted by Microsoft in London, UK
  • 1st October: EEMA High Level Fireside Briefing ‘Cross-border Securing Digital Evidence of Criminality’ hosted in Brussels, Belgium
  • 17th – 18th November: EEMA ISSE Conference 2020 ‘Information Security Solutions Europe’ hosted by IBM in Brussels, Belgium
  • 8th December: EEMA High Level Fireside Briefing hosted in London, UK (Date and topic to be confirmed.

Organisations and individuals wanting to get involved with EEMA activities in 2020 are encouraged to join as members with a wide range of packages available. Benefits of EEMA membership include the option to join its Consortium Partner Panel which offers early invitations to join EEMA in funded EU project proposals, as well as its Speaker Panel which provides early invitations to speak at its events and partner events, workshops and conferences.

EEMA currently has a Call for Papers for its Annual Conference which closes on 21st February. For more information visit: www.eema.org/eema-2020-annual-conference-call-for-papers