One year after entry into force

Tuesday 13 June 2017 - Amphi Athena (240 pax)

Register for eIDAS to participate to the eIDAS event on 13 June.


The eIDAS workshop will review the state of play one year after the entry in application of the eIDAS Regulation. The workshop will gather feedback from market stakeholders on the implementation of eIDAS, and more specifically on their use of standards to comply with the regulation. The workshop will review how legislation and standards work together, will analyse the return of experience from 1 year implementation with the aim to identify gaps and enhancements to be brought in standards.

If you are a trust service provider, an implementer of signature applications or trust services, a relying party, a conformity assessment body, an auditor or a supervisory body, the workshop will be a key event to share experience and discuss how standards can better support the eIDAS legislation.


The eIDAS Programme Committee is pleased to present the following programme

09:00 - 09:05 Welcome and Objectives of the Day
Riccardo Genghini, eWitness, ETSI TC ESI Chairman
09:05 - 10:15 Session 1: Return of experience from TSPs, implementers of signatures applications and relying parties (part 1)
Session chair: Nick Pope, Thales
  This session will gather feedback from TSPs, implementers of signature applications and relying parties in their use of standards to comply with eIDAS. Participants will present and discuss about the standards used to implement trust services, the benefits of these standards, their issues and the gaps.
  ENISA studies on standards for TSPs, Evgenia Nikolouzou
Microsec, Sandor Szöke
Estonia AS Sertifitseerimiskeskus, Kalev Phil
FutureTrust, Jon Shamah
Alias Lab, Aldo Lo Castro
10:20 - 10:45 Coffee and Networking Break
10:45 - 11:30 Session 1: Return of Experience from TSPs, Implementers of Signatures Applications and Relying Parties (part 2)
Session chair: Nick Pope, Thales
  BNP Paribas, Frederic Huygens
Luxtrust, Thomas Kopp
Docusign, Thibault Devalroger
TrustWeaver, Johan Borendal
11:30 - 12:30 Roundtable: gathering all session 1 speakers
Moderated by Nick Pope, Thales
12:30 - 14:00 Networking Lunch
14:00 - 15:30 Session 2: How Legislation and Standards Work Together?
Session chair: Riccardo Genghini, eWitness, ETSI TC ESI Chairman
  The session aims to clarify how legislation and standards work together, address which standards should be used, how implementers know which standards to use to comply with the eIDAS regulation.
14:00 - 14:20 eIDAS – Lessons Learnt and Challenges Ahead
Gábor Bartha, European Commission DG CONNECT
14:20 - 14:40  Connecting Europe Facility's eSignature Building Block
Michael de Boer, European Commission DG DIGIT
14:40 - 15:30 Roundtable: Everything you ever dreamed to ask about law and never dared to
Moderated by Riccardo Genghini, eWitness, ETSI TC ESI Chairman
  Belgian lawyer Hans Graux, time.lex 
Spanish lawyer: Paloma LLaneza González, Razona LegalTech
European Commission: Gábor Bartha
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee and Networking Break
16:00 - 17:45 Session 3: Return of Experience from CABs, NAB and Supervisory Bodies
Session chair: Olivier Delos, Sealed
  How do Conformity Assessment Bodies (CAB), National Accreditation Bodies (NAB) and Supervisory Bodies run accreditation, supervision and auditing? Which standards and best practices do they use? Do they have all necessary standards and/or best practices available to perform their duties as defined in the regulation? What does it make it difficult to adopt ETSI standards?
  Conformity Assessment Bodies:
Ernst & Young, Arvid Vermote
T-Systems International GmbH, Igor Furgel
Supervisory bodies:
FESA, Romain Santini, FESA chairman
Estonian Information System Authority, Margus Arm

17:45 - 18:15


Conclusions of the Day
By Riccardo Genghini, eWitness, ETSI TC ESI Chairman

Summary of the day by each session chair


The eIDAS Programme Committee is composed of the following members: 

  • Sonia Compans, ETSI
  • Juan Carlos Cruellas, DAC-UPC
  • Oliver Delos, Sealed
  • Riccardo Genghini, eWitness, ESI chairman
  • Konrad Lanz, eWitness
  • Nick Pope, Thales, ESI vice-chairman

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

Target Audience

The eIDAS workshop will be of interest to:

  • Trust service providers
  • Implementers of signature applications and trust services
  • Relying parties
  • Conformity assessment bodies
  • Accreditation bodies
  • Auditors
  • Supervisory body
  • EU member states