Trust Services Forum

ENISA, in collaboration with the European Commission, launched in 2015 a Forum to bring together the stakeholder communities in the qualified trust service market, among them trust service providers, conformity assessment bodies and supervisory authorities. The creation of this Forum was motivated by the need for a place for open discussion, which has arisen with the entry into force of the Regulation 910/2014 on electronic identification and trust services for electronic transactions in the internal market.

The Regulation has introduced new provisions that facilitate harmonization and EU wide recognition of trust service providers, ensuring homogenous security levels and increasing market transparency. The eIDAS Regulation also foresees a permanent supervision of qualified providers, as well as periodical audits by conformity assessment bodies. This ensures that providers are compliant with the eIDAS Regulation and its secondary legislation.

The above aspects have an effect on qualified providers, which need to align their services with the regulatory framework. It is therefore of great importance for the providers to be able to discuss with regulatory and supervisory authorities on how to facilitate compliance by aligning regulatory developments with the current market good practices.

Furthermore, the discussion needs to continue among stakeholders on how to increase market penetration of qualified trust services. Indeed, a key aspect to ensure a viable business model for qualified trust service providers is an increasing usage of these services among European citizens, businesses and public administrations.

Since 2018 the Trust Services Forum is collocated with the CA Day, organised by D-TRUST and TUVIT.

Editions of the Trust Services Forum to date:

1st - Brussels - 30th June 2015 -  2015 Trust Services Forum presentations

2nd - Brussels - 24th May 2016 - 2016 Trust Services Forum page

3rd - Brussels - 29th June 2017 - 2017 Trust Services Forum page

4th - Berlin - 24th October 2018 - 2018 Trust Services Forum and CA Day page

5th - Berlin - 25th September 2019 - 2019 Trust Services Forum and CA Day page

6th - Berlin - 22nd September 2020 - 2020 Trust Services Forum and CA Day page

7th - Berlin - 21st September 2021 - 2021 Trust Services Forum and CA Day page

8th - Berlin - 27th October 2022 - 2022 Trust Services Forum and CA Day page

9th - Vienna - 11th October 2023 - 2023 Trust Services Forum and CA Day page

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