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Summary AU2EU project

Aim of the AU2EU project

The aim of the AU2EU project is to implement and demonstrate in a real-life environment an integrated eAuthentication and eAuthorisation framework to enable trusted collaborations and delivery of services across different organisational/governmental jurisdictions.

Consequently, the project aims at fostering the adoption of security and privacy-by-design technologies in European and global markets. This objective will be achieved by:

  1. designing a joint eAuthentication and eAuthorisation framework for cross-domain and jurisdictional collaborations, supporting different identity/attribute providers and organisational policies and guaranteeing privacy, security and trust; 
  2. advancing the state-of-the-art by extending the joint eAuthentication and eAuthorisation framework with assurance of claims, trust indicators, policy enforcement mechanisms and processing under encryption techniques to address specific security and confidentiality requirements of large distributed infrastructures;
  3. implementing the joint eAuthentication and eAuthorisation framework as a part of the platform that supports collaborative secure distributed storage, secure data processing and management in the cloud and offline scenarios;
  4. deploying the designed framework and platform in two pilots on bio-security incident management and collaborative services in Australia and on eHealth and Ambient Assisted Living in Europe; and
  5. validating the practical aspects of the developed platform such as scalability, efficiency, maturity and usability. 

Contribution and origin

The aforementioned activities will contribute to the increased trust, security and privacy, which in turn shall lead to the increased adoption of (cloud-based) critical infrastructures and collaborative delivery of services dealing with sensitive data. AU2EU strategically invests in two pilots deploying the existing research results as well as the novel techniques developed in the project to bridge the gap between research and market adoption.

The project builds on existing schemes and research results, particularly on the results of the ABC4Trust project as well as the Trust in Digital Life (TDL) initiative, which initiated this project and will support its objectives by executing aligned activities defined in the TDL strategic research agenda.

The project brings together a strong collaboration of leading industry (such as Philips, IBM, NEC, Thales), SMEs (such as Bicore) and research organisations of Europe (such as Eindhoven University of Technology) and Australia (such as CSIRO, Edith Cowan University, RMIT University, University of New South Wales & Macquarie University) as well as the large voluntary welfare association (such as German Red Cross). Consortium is determined to make a sustained long term impact through commercialisation, open source & standardisation of open composable infrastructure for e-services where privacy and interoperability with existing technologies are guaranteed.

Project Summary 

Project Title Authentication and Authorisation for Entrusted Unions
Project acronym AU2EU
Funded under FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme)
Call (part) identifier FP7-ICT-2013-10
Total budget 8,696,539 (€)
EU Contribution 2,950,000 (€)
Start Date 01-12-2013
Duration in months 24

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