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Related Framework 6 (FP6) Projects and Resources:

PICOS (Privacy and Identity Management for Community Services)

The FP7 project  PICOS (Privacy and Identity Management for Community Services) aims to advance the state-of-the-art in technology that provide privacy and trust management features for complex community-supporting services, which are built on Next Generation Networks. Since February 2008, 11 partners from industry and academia of seven European countries research and develop towards an open, privacy-respecting, trust-enabling identity management platform that supports the provision of community services by mobile communication service providers.


TURBINE is a multi-disciplinary privacy enhancing technology project funded by FP7, combining innovative developments in cryptography and fingerprint biometrics. The project aims at providing highly reliable biometric 1:1 verifications, multi-vendor interoperability, and system security, while solving major issues related to privacy concerns associated to the use of biometrics for ID management. Its primary objective is to render this innovation commercially viable by demonstrating that the technology is sufficiently mature for deployment as a solution to large-scale eID requirements.


PRIME Project

The PRIME (Privacy and Identity Management for Europe) FP6 IST project will focus on developing solutions for privacy-enhancing identity management for end users. Launched in March 2004 PRIME will help empower citizens in managing their privacy and to support enterprises’ privacy compliant data processing.



GUIDE Project

GUIDE (Government User IDentity for Europe) is conducting research and technological development with the aim of creating an architecture for secure and interoperable e-government electronic identity services and transactions for Europe . The project’s approach is multi-disciplinary and includes technology, procedural and policy development across Europe . GUIDE consists of 23 organisations from 13 countries. GUIDE’s vision is to enable Europe to become the global leader of e-government services through the creation of an open architecture for identity authentication.



The RAPID project (Roadmap for Advanced Research in Privacy and Identity Management) which ended in June 2003 identified two main areas. The technical research category covered multiple and dependable identity management, infrastructure and enterprise. The non-technical category covered the socio-economic and legal issues.



The future of IT lies in Ambient Intelligence environments that face security and dependability challenges. Serenity partners endeavour to design security and dependability patterns and integration schemes and invite you to take part.

Serenity, an EU-funded project, also intends to build a broader community of stakeholders around its objectives and methods, to contribute to the project, provide feedback, validate its results and disseminate them.


ICT for Trust and Security

The mission of unit D4 is to support research on the security and dependability of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) based systems and services.

D4 aims to support the development of knowledge and technologies to manage and control complex and interdependent systems, in order to secure modern information systems and networks and to build resilience in the Information Society infrastructure. Our activities also cover research and its interplay with policy developments in trust and security, including biometrics, identity and privacy management, authentication, secure digital assets and cyber crime. Research focuses on current and emerging security problems and the support of standardisation and interoperability.

In addition work includes cooperation with Member States initiatives to develop the European Research Area dimension in this domain and targeted international co-operations on security research.

The main instruments for the implementation of the mission are the Community Research and Technological Development (RTD) Programme and support activities for the development of policies in the area of ICT for trust and security.