The use of technology in identity verification (1 June 2017 in Oslo)

The Norwegian national conference 'The Use of Technology in Identity Verification' took place in Oslo on 1 June, 2017.


The objective of the conference, hosted by the Norwegian EMN contact point, was to discuss the possibilities and challenges faced by immigration authorities when verifying the identity of asylum seekers and other immigrants.

Establishing and verifying a person's identity are core issues when reviewing and processing applications for immigration, asylum and residence. As a result, authorities constantly focus efforts on developing robust, effective methods and systems designed to establish and verify identity.

This conference especially focused on the role technology can play in identity verification.


Draft programme for the conference (pdf, 289 kB)

Presentation of the presenters (pdf, 502 kB)


Watch video of the conference here:



Van Triel: Cross border digital identity in the EU (pdf, 1,4 MB)

Haddal: Screening -a more effective approach? (pdf, 835 kB)

Jumbert: The digital migrant (pdf, 382 kB)

De Groote: Using social media to establish identity (pdf, 4,9 MB)

Qvenild: Biometrics and datasharing (pdf, 745 kB)

Manby: Practical realities of national identification systems in Africa (pdf, 971 kB)


Notes from EMN Norway’s National Conference 1 June 2017

The use of Technology in Identity Verification (pdf, 645 kB)