Business Lifecycle

The objective of e-SENS in the Business Lifecycle domain is to enable seamless cross-border processes and procedures between administration and businesses to be executed online. This implies a need to develop and/or evolve the specifications and the services for cross-border or national processes relating to business registration in a Member State or an Associated Country, as well as continued efforts to streamline the processes for registration of business activity.

 The pilots aim to expand the existing functionality already offered by the national eGovernment portals (such as Points of Single Contact and business registries). e-SENS will facilitate the provision of electronic public services at both European and national level using re-usable technical modules. Work done within the Business Lifecycle domain is in line with the European legislation relating to companies and cross-border business activity. The business lifecycle pilots continue the efforts of the former LSP project SPOCS, which enabled the first cross-border digital procedures for companies.

  Piloting Scenarios

Business Registration

This use case enables online cross-border registration of different types of business undertaking (e.g. sole proprietorship or limited liability company).

Example use case: A businessperson from another EU or EEΑ country wants to set up a business. He/she first needs to find information about the administrative requirements in the destination country for registering and operating the undertaking, which might differ significantly from the requirements in his/her home country. The businessperson will find information on the equivalence of legal forms and the supporting documents that are required from his/her country of origin. He/she completes the necessary forms and attaches documents (if required). When the application is complete, the user signs the application with his/her own e-ID and submits it electronically.

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Motivation & goals Use case description Process description

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Architecture and building block implementation Pilot blueprints

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Pilot testing Success story

Registering new activity

This use case enables online cross-border processes for the provision of various business services in another Member State. A number of seamless e-services will be offered on eGovernment portals such as Points of Single Contact, to facilitate business mobility in the EU.

Example use case: A professional wants to expand his/her activity into a new European country. He/she needs to find all the regulations and administrative requirements which must be complied with in order to begin providing services in another country. On the relevant eGovernment portal, the professional can find information on the equivalence of legal forms and supporting documents that are required from his/her country of origin. The professional completes the necessary forms and attaches documents (if required). When the application is complete, the user signs the application with a national e-ID/e-Signature and submits it electronically.

View the use case leaflet

Do you want to learn more? Visit our WIKI subpages:
Motivation & goals Use case description Process description

Looking to implement the pilot yourself? Visit our technical WIKI subpages:
Architecture and building block implementation Pilot blueprints

Do you want to learn more about pilot results? Visit our subpage:
Pilot testing Success story

  Added Value

  • Increased security of transactions and level of trust between the businessperson and the competent authority
  • Enhanced user-friendliness of public services thanks to transparent and easy access to administrative processes and procedures for European businesses
  • Compliance with key European legislation and re-usable, interoperable solutions
  • Simplification of administrative procedures for businesspersons