Seed Meeting: Security certification for electronic voting systems

Last March 1st and 2nd, a group encompassing academics, industry and civil society, gathered together to discuss the submission of an H2020 Innovation Action proposal aimed at improving the security and trustworthiness of electronic voting systems in Europe.


The group, led by the CNRS (Véronique Cortier) and the University of Birmingham (David Galindo), consisted of representatives from 5 European countries, including Spain, Switzerland and Sweden. Additionally, academic and industry representatives from Belgium and Uruguay participated through a conference call.

The first day of the meeting was devoted to presentation of the project goals, as well as each group introducing it self to the rest of the project members. The second day served to jointly agree on putting forward a proposal to the upcoming call “Assurance and Certification for Trustworthy and Secure ICT systems, services and components” of the H2020 Digital Security program.

The overall goal of the proposal is to contribute setting up a Common Criteria evaluation framework for e-voting systems, so as to improve state-of-the art of e-voting certification in Europe, which will ultimately contribute to increase the trustworthiness of the public and governments on these systems.

The consortium formed after the meeting comprises:


  • Scytl Secure Electronic Voting, S.A. (Spain)
  • Swiss Post (Switzerland)
  • Tilsor (Uruguay)


  • Bern University of Applied Sciences (Switzerland)
  • CNRS (France)
  • INRIA (France)
  • Instituto IMDEA Software (Spain)
  • KUL CiTiP (Belgium)
  • University of Birmingham (UK)
  • University of Karlstad (Sweden)

End User

  • Canton of Neuchâtel (Switzerland)

Civil Society

  • WebRoots Democracy (UK)

We are grateful to Eva Legras and Cyrille van Effenterre for their efforts on organizing this meeting.

Published on 15/03/2016

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