Trento, 26 May. (Adnkronos) – The Autonomous Province of Trento will be the first to experiment in Italy with some use cases of the European digital wallet: a system that will allow citizens, residents and businesses of the European Union to certify their identity in complete security, without need to provide paper documents or other bureaucracy to access public and private services in all Member States. The test will thus implement, at a national level, one of the projects of the “Potential” Consortium, which is among the large-scale pilots selected by the European Commission to make the first applications of the European Digital Identity Wallet concrete. In addition to the Autonomous Province of Trento, the initiative also involves PagoPA SpA (in the role of wallet provider) together with the Department for Digital Transformation, the Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK) and the Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato (Ipzs) . The experimentation of the digital wallet in the Trentino area was launched during the panel “The European wallet: a strategic choice for Italy”, organized by the Trentino Innovation Hub Foundation (Hit) as part of the Trento Festival of Economics.
The framework proposed by the European Commission provides for the creation of a digital wallet, available with a smartphone app, in which certificates and official documents can be shared in just a few clicks, throughout Europe. Each Member State will provide citizens with an e-Wallet free of charge, but with no obligation to use it.
In June, with the official launch of “Potential”, the implementation of one of the e-Wallet solutions involving Italy will kick off with the start of tests on the first use cases during 2024. The experimentation , which will start from the Autonomous Province of Trento, will concern in particular: the identification and authentication for the use of digital public services (eGov), the digital driving license and the electronic medical prescription (ePrescription). Thanks to the involvement of PagoPA, IO, the public services app, will act as wallet, identified both as a model for defining the international wallet standard and for creating the national digital wallet.
“We are proud to bring to the partners of the “Potential” Consortium – highlighted Maurizio Fatarella, General Manager of PagoPA SpA – the successful experience gained from the IO app, on which Italy has chosen to base the public digital wallet model recognizing its main strengths: a digital asset of the State already widespread among citizens, widely tested in its security, scalability, resilience requirements and developed with technologies based on supranational interoperability. Testing the first applications of the European electronic wallet in Trento alongside Italian companies of excellence such as the Bruno Kessler Foundation confirms the value of collaboration between institutions, territories, public companies, research centers and private companies so that every innovation can be implemented effectively at system level”.