The European Commission (EU) expects that the eID system will reduce the administrative burden on mobile workers and travelers in the EU. It will also simplify cross border transactions company registrations, or payment of tax obligations for small businesses.
The eID system could also be used to access frequently used services across multiple departments. These could include medical reimbursement, unemployment benefit, pensions and other allowances. The European Commission (EC) is inviting countries to work together to put forward proposals for a large-scale pilot on eID interoperability. The EC is also launching the next phase of its five-year e-Government action plan. The plan will extend its best practice examples to include e-Health and e-Inclusion. It will also support exchanges of practice and community building tools using the latest social networking tools.