European Citizen Card Combined with Travel Document Function, Convergence or Divergence?

  • Detlef Houdeau


Since 2.5 year is a new application standard for the European citizen card in development. Data structure, transport protocol, interoperability and the issuing are the pillar of this card and there application for e-government services. The article start an early analysing about the expected implementation in EU member states. In the conclusion is shown, that the standardisation work lag behind the government request for implementation. The current solutions are more divergent in the solution themselves and for the combination with the upcoming digital travel documents.


Application Standard Border Control European Citizen Digital Identity Travel Document 


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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn Verlag | GWV-Fachverlage GmbH, Wiesbaden 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Detlef Houdeau
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  1. 1.Senior Director Business DevelopmentInfineon Technologies AGNeubiberg near MunichGermany

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