Project and organisation

Our ambition over the next two years is to identify both technical and legal barriers and set the requirements for enabling interoperability both nationally and in a Nordic and Baltic context.

Published: 25. Sep 2018, Last modified: 04. Mar 2019

Through notification of other countries eIDs, the project will be able to demonstrate cross border use. This will be performed in collaboration with both public and private partners, and on the basis of business processes and user needs.

We have established three working groups; Technical, Legal and Show value and we plan to work closely together, which means that the groups meet frequently, share responsibility to define tasks and divide actions to be taken between them, and are able to respond to new insights on the road.

The NOBID project, involving eight Nordic and Baltic countries, seeks to “Enable unique identity number usage across borders and facilitate cooperation between national infrastructures for the use of electronic authentication (eID) in accordance with the eIDAS-regulation.”

Nordic-Baltic Ministerial Declaration, April 25th 2017, Oslo

The project draws attention to three areas of importance for the success of cross-border use of national eIDs.

  1. The interconnection of national eID infrastructures
  2. Address and solve legal issues critical for the cross-border use of national person identifiers
  3. Identification highlighting and promotion of cross border services with high user benefit.


Illustration of the four steps in the NOBID prosess

Q2 2018: Scoping and ideation

  • Onboarding sponsors, building team.
  • Project proposal,mandate, and vision
  • Concepts and building blocks

Q2–Q4 2018: Initiation

  • Identified needs among stakeholders
  • Identified legal and technical barriers
  • Network to show value of eID
  • Network for support and knowledge sharing on technical interoperability matters
  • Network for support and knowledge sharing on legal issues
  • Communication and stakeholder engagement

Q4 2018–2019: Detailing requirements

  • Requirements for enabling interoperability in national and Nordic-Baltic context
  • Rules for exchange of eID data cross border
  • Demonstration of eID cross border
  • Notification of national eID schemas or bilateral agreements
  • Investigating challenges and setting up exchange of persons identifiers and attributes.
  • Investigate realted projects

Exit 2020–

  • Define a governance plan for the ecosystem
  • Lay out roadmap for development projects to realise vision
  • Both private and public actors are expected to deliver interoperable solutions