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4th anniversary itsme®:

Support to unique projects helping Belgians to ‘find their voice’…

Over the past four years, around 40% of the adult population in Belgium has created an itsme® account. More than 3 million Belgians now use itsme® to identify themselves online, with more than 3,500 new users joining them every day.

The itsme® identity app was first introduced to Belgium in 2017, enabling every Belgian to confirm their digital identity themselves irrefutably. The new application was a success from the start. Today, four years after it was launched, itsme® has already passed the mark of 3 million users. In fact, 40% of working Belgians now have an itsme® account. 3.2 millions of our citizens use the app to identify themselves online, confirm digital transactions and sign documents electronically. There are virtually no dormant accounts: more than 92% of the itsme® users log in regularly with the app, on average 7 times a month.

Belgian has a unique voice…

In our own country, it appears that itsme® is making an important contribution to digital inclusion. For some people, digital developments in society are advancing very quickly. Thanks to itsme®, they can now take not just one, but a hundred steps at once. “Once you have used itsme® with one partner, you realise perfectly well how you can log in with dozens of other partners,” explains CEO Stephanie De Bruyne. “The app is definitely narrowing the digital gap in Belgium.”

itsme® takes this societal role seriously. To mark its birthday itsme® wants to highlight this particularly and therefore supports two projects in which the unique voice of the citizen is central.

itsme® takes this societal role seriously. To mark its birthday itsme® wants to highlight this particularly and therefore supports two projects in which the unique voice of the citizen is central.

In collaboration with VUB and Cevipol (the centre for the study of political life), itsme® is conducting research into the voting behaviour of Belgians. The study aims to map out the engagement of people in the political decision-making process and to provide ways of encouraging more people to vote.

Support for the Flagey Academy children’s and youth choir: on the way to their own identity

Finding their own voice and daring to use it is also important for the youngest people in society. That’s why itsme® supports the Flagey Academy choral project in Brussels, which offers free musical training at a high level to children and young people aged 8 to 20. Through the project, youngsters of every social and cultural background will be given the opportunity to develop musically.

Specially to mark the fourth birthday of itsme®, several videoclips have been recorded in two primary schools in Brussels, where Flagey Academy organises choir rehearsals for children aged 8 to 12. These videos will be posted on social media during the birthday week.

Discover the first one here: https://youtu.be/Gqp3Q71yqeg