The Nordic-Baltic eID Project (NOBID)
The Nordic-Baltic eID Project (NOBID) is a collaborative arena for innovations enabling access to national digital services to users from other countries. Countries involved are Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden.
NOBID addresses two issues in particular:
- Online users should be able to utilize an eID from their home country to identify also for digital services in other countries
- Access to civil registration numbers for citizens of the other countries when appropriate for digital cross-border service provision.
The Nordic Council of Ministers is project owner and Norwegian Digitalisation Agency is project manager. The project period is from January 2018 to December 2020.
The Nordic-Baltic Ministerial Conference on Digitalisation in 2017 adopted a ministerial declaration promoting cross-border digital access to national public services. NOBID is an initiative in the wake of this declaration. Read more about the Digital North Conference (2017).
Online authentication of citizens from other countries based on a national eIDs issued in their home country. This is a primary “door opener” for cross border access to digital services. e.g. registering for studying abroad, registering for work permit or moving.
Cross-border access to national person identifiers. At the Nordic-Baltic Ministerial Conference on Digitalisation in 2017, the ministers agreed to facilitate cross-border digital access to national public services. The Nordic-Baltic practice of assigning a lifelong number to all citizens is unique, and making this information available for service providers in the other countries is important to facilitate this ambition.
The NOBID Resource Group is made up of appointed representatives of the eIDAS implementation in the participating countries. For up to date information on the Resource Group, please contact the NOBID secretariat:
Tor Alvik har jobbet med digitale fellesløsninger, strategi og identitetsforvaltning siden han ble involvert i arbeidet med Norge.no i 2005. Han har siden bidratt i utviklingen av eID-løsninger for offentlig sektor. Alvik er involvert i internasjonale prosjekter og programmer både i EU og Norden, og arbeider med rammene for digitalisering i Norge og utviklingen av tjenester på tvers av landegrensene. Han leder blant annet et Nordisk-Baltisk samarbeidsprosjekt på eID (NOBID).