Project Name: SinGLe Sign-on eGovernAnce paradigm based on a distributed file exchange network for Security, transparency, cost effectiveness and truSt


GLASS aims to provide applications, services, and standards to facilitate cross-border data, evidence and credential sharing between citizens, governments, public administrations, and businesses in Europe. The project puts the individual at the heart of controlling their own data and relationship with third parties, supports free movement, and is fully aligned with the EU eGovernment Action Plan 2016-2020 and the EU Digital Single Market strategy.

The central components of GLASS are a wallet and a distributed ledger. The wallet is the main entry- and interaction point of the GLASS system and constitutes a web and mobile application, implementing the Self-sovereign identity (SSI) approach to give the individual user full control over their digital identities. The distributed ledger is used as a single point of truth for the overall state of the ecosystem. It consists of a set of distributed nodes and acts as a virtual execution environment for immutable and traceable business logic. These components are extended with several services, that support the integration into the overall eGovernment and business landscape in Europe. A data-sharing framework allows the creation of individual sharing contracts, an AI schema transformer ensures interoperability between the diverse actors by harmonizing data, and an analytics and exploration service supports the creation of additional insights about the use of the network.

The project will be evaluated in tested in three demonstrators, that is executed by the GLASS pilot partners from public administrations and governments. The first demonstrator represents a citizen who wants to move to another EU country and needs to require a residence title, rent an apartment and open a bank account. In the second demonstrator, GLASS will be used to organize health services in a foreign country during a short-term visit. The third demonstrator will show how GLASS can be applied to exchange educational and professional credentials across countries.

Reason for applying to services

In the current state of the project, many aspects might be relevant for standardisation bodies and/or other initiatives. In general, the GLASS concept follows the popular paradigm of decentralization and privacy-preserving services and wallets. The project already is in close contact with similar initiatives and projects, such as the European Blockchain Service Infrastructure (EBSI). GLASS uses existing standards and specifications, such as W3C Decentralized Identifiers or OpenDSU. In addition, GLASS introduces completely new aspects, such as the integration of a schema transformer. With the Booster service, we hope to get support in structuring these aspects and identifying the best approach and target for standardisation efforts. 

Main standardisation interest

The project includes a dedicated task concerned with standardisation. It is part of the dissemination work package and called "standards development and liaisons, conformity assessment/assurance". The tasks manage the development of standards in the context of the project and are responsible for the project’s relationships and liaisons with standardisation organisations and technical representative bodies. This includes the direct participation of the project’s partner representatives in the appropriate Working Groups and Technical Committees to facilitate the uptake of methodologies developed by GLASS.

Open Call Topic(s): Sustainable digitalisation

Project Acronym: GLASS


Grant Agreement Id: 959879

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Programme: H2020-EU.3.6. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Europe In A Changing World - Inclusive, Innovative And Reflective Societies

Call for proposal: H2020-SC6-GOVERNANCE-2018-2019-2020

Funding Scheme: RIA - Research and Innovation action