eDelivery in eIDAS: let's make it standards based

Wednesday 14 June 2017 - Amphi Iris


During the last years, a relevant number of generic eDelivery services for trusted exchange of information have been deployed throughout the EU. However, the market is in risk of reaching a non-desirable level of fragmentation mostly because of the lack of interoperability and the absence of an EU-wide accepted scheme for conformity assessment for this kind of services. Without standardization effort, this may lead to eDelivery implementations with non-equivalent levels of service and/or security that will not be adequate to reach the objective of the eIDAS (Regulation (EU) No 910/2014), which is to support seamless cross-border exchange of electronic documents.

To promote recognition of services within the EU and interoperability between the services, ETSI started working on standardization of eDelivery, addressing policy and security requirements fitting within the EU scheme for supervision of eDelivery services, as well as specifying the technical architecture, semantics contents, formats and protocol bindings. The work intends to provide standards that will ensure coexistence of various solutions.

The set of standards being developed, while targeting to support provision of eDelivery services as defined in multiple regulatory frameworks, aims at supporting electronic registered delivery services (ERDS) and more specifically qualified electronic registered delivery services (QERDS) as defined by eIDAS.

The eDelivery workshop will:

  • Present basic fundamentals of the draft standards ETSI is working on:
    • Compliance: planed auditing scheme to be a qualified service,
    • Interoperability: eDelivery protocols, how the different solutions/standards are integrated in the ETSI standards, and how they can be tested.
  • Discuss hot topics and open questions related to the standardization of eDelivery such as:
    • Approach taken to achieve smooth coexistence of different protocols (e.g. REM, CEF, UPU).
    • Stakeholder's perception of the services (see call for presentations below).
    • How coming standards will impact business and legacy systems from compliance and technical perspectives?
    • Relevant issues related to auditing scheme to be a qualified service.
    • What and when is going to happen? What providers could do meanwhile?
  • Validate that the ETSI work takes into account major existing solutions and standards without overlapping with other initiatives
  • Review how eDelivery service providers (national or private providers) intend to deploy or have deployed their service and whether the approach taken by ETSI adequately support it


The Programme Committee is pleased to present the following programme.

09:00 - 10:00 Session 1: ERDS and Standardization Activities
Session Chair: Juan Carlos Cruellas, UPC - ETSI STF 523
  This session will review the European strategy on Electronic Registered Delivery Services (ERDS), the standardization initiatives related to ERDS and what ETSI is working on to deliver European Standards on ERDS and Registered Electronic Mail (REM) to achieve interoperability.
  • 9:00 European Strategy for ERDS
    Gábor Bartha, European Commission DG CONNECT
  • 9:20 A View on OASIS Activities Directly Related to eDelivery
    Sander Fieten, Chasquis Consulting
  • 9:35 ISO TC 154 WG6 Work on eDelivery
    Jasmine Jaegyong Chang, ISO/TC 154/ WG6
  • 9:50 Q&A
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee and Networking Break
10:30 - 11:30 Session 1: ERDS and Standardization Activities (continuation)
  • 10:30 ETSI TC ESI Work on Electronic Registered Delivery Services and Registered Electronic Mails
    Luca Boldrin, Kornél Réti, Santino Foti, ETSI STF 523
  • 11:00 Q&A related to ETSI work
11:30 - 12:30 Session 2: Solutions and Services for ERDS and REM (part 1) 
Session Chair: Sander Fieten, Chasquis Consulting - ETSI STF 523
  This session will gather inputs from ERDS and REM providers on their requirements in terms of standardization. It will discuss how standards can help the business and the impact of coming standards will be.
  • 11:30 CEF Digital - eDelivery building block - Christian Rasmussen, European Commission DG DIGIT
  • 11:45 OpenPEPPOL - Erlend Bergheim, Difi
  • 12:00 NOBLE project - Klaus Lüttich, Governikus
  • 12:15 DTCE & InfoCert - Fabrizio Leoni
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch and Networking
14:00 - 15:30 Session 2: Solutions and Services for ERDS and REM (part 2)
Session chair: Luca Boldrin, InfoCert - ETSI STF 523
  • 14:00 La Poste - Olivier Torres
  • 14:15 1&1 De-Mail GmbH - Christian Ciochina
  • 14:30 LLeida.Net - Sisco Sapena

14:45 - 15:30


Panel Discussion : Which standards are needed to support eDelivery Services?
Moderated by Luca Boldrin, InfoCert

  • Fabrizio Leoni, InfoCert
  • Erlend Bergheim, Difi - OpenPEPPOL
  • Christian Ciochina, 1&1 De-Mail
  • Christian Rasmussen, European Commission DG DIGIT
  • Klaus Lüttich, Governikus
  • Jon Ølnes, ETSI STF 523
  • Setra Rakotomavo, La Poste
  • Kornél Réti, ETSI STF 523
  • Sisco Sapena, LLeida.Net


15:30-16:00  Coffee and Networking Break 
16:00 - 17:15 Session 3: Auditing Schemes for ERDS & Supervision
Session Chair: Paloma Llaneza, CERTICAR - ETSI STF 523
  This session will address policy and security requirements fitting within the EU scheme for supervision of eDelivery services. It will gather Conformity Assessment Bodies and National Supervisors to discuss about the policy requirements for ERDS and the issues related to the auditing scheme to be a qualified service.
  16:00 ETSI TC ESI Work on Security and Policy Requirements for Electronic Registered Delivery Services and Registered Electronic Mails
Paloma Llaneza, ETSI STF 523

16:20 Panel discussion
Moderated by Paloma Llaneza, CERTICAR, ETSI STF 523

ANSSI, Romain Santini
ILNAS, Michèle Feltz

Certicar, Paloma Llaneza
Ernst&Young, Christophe Bonjean 
T-Systems International, Igor Furgel

ENISA: Evgenia Nikolouzou

17:15 - 17:30 Wrap Up by all Session Chairs
17:30 - 20:00 Cocktail


The eDelivery Programme Committee is composed of the following members: 

  • Luca Boldrin, Infocert s.p.a
  • Sonia Compans, ETSI
  • Juan Carlos Cruellas, UPC
  • Peter Eisenhofer, DeMaB De-Mail Beratungs GmbH
  • Arno Fiedler, Nimbus Technologieberatung
  • Sander Fieten, Chasquis Consulting
  • Santino Foti, Servlend
  • Riccardo Genghini, eWitness, TC ESI chairman
  • Julien Groslambert, SEALWeb
  • Konrad Lanz, eWitness
  • Paloma Llaneza, CERTICAR
  • Jon Ølnes, Unibridge AS
  • Kornél Réti, Microsec Ltd
  • Arne Tauber, Stiftung

The Programme Committee is in charge of selecting the presentations that fit the event objectives and build the eDelivery programme.

Target Audience

The eDelivery workshop will be of interest to:

  • eDelivery service providers
  • registered e-mail providers
  • conformity assessment bodies
  • accreditation bodies
  • auditors
  • supervisory body
  • EU member states