Luxembourg has made student mobility, multilingualism and international cooperation one of its priorities. An interoperable, cross-border solution is therefore essential for Luxembourg. Digital Diplomas alleviate widespread concerns about users’ lack of facility and “digital literacy”, because they are typically issued to a young and educated portion of Luxembourg’s residents.
Therefore, EBSILUX will implement the Diplomas use case of the European EBSI as the first EBSILUX use case.
The Diplomas use case supports:
- requesting a credential for a given digital identity;
- authentication of public entities via digital signature;
- storing the credential privately using a self-sovereign wallet;
- presenting the credential as a digital verifiable presentations with digital signature;
- recording the transaction of presentation on the distributed ledger.
Benefits of the Diplomas Use Case
Interoperable, cross-border solution
The Diplomas use case encourages the use of academic certificate records in Luxembourg to provide transparency and trust between schools/universities, students and employers. The use case will leverage digital identity, distributed ledger and mechanism for digital verifiable credentials/presentations. The Diplomas use case will contribute to the student mobility and international cooperation in Luxembourg.
Strengthen reputation of schools and universities
Fraudsters using falsified diplomas harm the reputation of schools and universities. DIPLOMAS eliminates this risk.
Facilitate student mobility
With DIPLOMAS, certified academic credentials can be accessed and shared anytime anywhere. This represents a huge time saving when access to these credentials is needed.
Increase employers’ trust
Employers can instantly check the validity of diplomas of their job candidates, leading to a faster recruitment procedure.
ESSIF aims to implement a generic and interoperable Self-Sovereign Identity (SSI) framework, defining the necessary specifications and to build the supporting services and capabilities that will allow citizens to create, control, and use their own digital identity (including identification, authentication, and many others types of Identity related information) without having to rely on a single, centralised authority.
As such, ESSIF will not only facilitate all types of digital interactions between different public and private sector parties, but also processes between citizens and public administrations or private parties across all EU Member States.
Benefits of the ESSIF Use Case
Verified and authenticated identification
The European Self-Sovereign Identity Framework (ESSIF) allows citizens to create and control their digital identity and securely authenticate with businesses and governments.
An identity management system where organisations store the minimum necessary personal data of their users means less personal data management and less bureaucracy. Reducing data management costs and increasing the efficiency of identification processes. All while putting people’s privacy and security first.