Two days ago I was presented to the Strok Project (and no, it's not a project to bring babies :-) ). To put it simple: it's a project to make secure electronic identity across Europe using the national eID.
It's a great way to allow a person to validate against government sites, enroll to university courses (Erasmus for example).
If you are in Europe and like eID check it out...it's already being used in some government sites across Europe , (for taxes submission info, etc..) and some universities selected as test cases.
I hope to implement it in University of Oporto (one of the partners of the project) in the next month or two.