The third workshop of DC4EU Work Package 6 took place in Lisbon, Portugal, on November 23rd and 24th, 2023. Hosted by ISS Instituto da Segurança Social, the event brought together 55 on-site participants and 40 remote participants from 18 countries. During this collaborative event, participants engaged in focused discussions and diligently worked on crafting the content for the first deliverable of the project, the Business Blueprint.
Throughout the workshop, the primary focus was on understanding the necessary business prerequisites for the implementation of digital social security credentials. Discussions covered building a Social Security Ecosystem with ARF and EUDI Wallet, exploring user journeys in the digital era, and understanding verifiable digital credentials and verifiable presentations in various contexts. The aim was to collect and refine the business aspects of the electronic Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and the digital Portable Document A1 (PDA1), considering both technical aspects and user experiences. The function of the foundational identity, introduced via a personal EUDI wallet, was examined and contextualized within the framework of social security coordination. Participants actively contributed to laying a solid foundation for the digital evolution of social security coordination, emphasizing practical insights for all involved.
The workshop went beyond theoretical discussions, featuring technical and business break-out sessions that explored crucial aspects like user journeys, data models, and technical architecture. In contrast to the Vienna workshop’s focus on issuing and verification processes, the Lisbon workshop specifically delved into the user journey associated with onboarding of the EUDI wallet and the revocation process of a digital credential.
To foster collaboration, a networking event was organized on the first day, providing participants with the opportunity to engage while enjoying traditional Portuguese cuisine. This not only enhanced the workshop’s collaborative spirit but also facilitated meaningful connections among professionals in the field.