ESC Initiative

The european student card is eponymous to the european commission’s european student card initiative.

Based on the political impetus given to the idea of a European student card, the European Commission has decided to launch the so-called European student card initiative. This, beyond the student card itself, brings together a series of projects intended to facilitate student mobility in Europe by offering higher education institutions and students services based on the digital boom.

 

The European student card initiative in the broad sense

In addition to the projects funded by the Erasmus program, projects funded by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) program https://ec.europa.eu/inea/en/connecting-europe-facility

Erasmus Without Paper https://www.erasmuswithoutpaper.eu/, EMREX https://emrex.eu/ and the European Student Card https://europeanstudentcard.eu/ on Erasmus + funding

Student services projects funded by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF):

ESMO https://www.esmo-project.eu/
gateway to the production version of eIDAS to provide secure authentication for students.

StudIES+ https://studies-plus.eu/
solutions to support HEIs to manage their internal processes, by providing a secure student identity and authentication, and developing electronically signed documents.

SEAL https://project-seal.eu/about
This project follows on from the ESMO project. It aims to create a virtual wallet that can link the range of different identities that a person may have. It will enable users to securely authenticate themselves and use whichever identity is most relevant to the service they want to use.

MyAcademicID https://myacademic-id.eu/
MyAcademicID is essential at the heart of the European Student Card initiative as it is a milestone project, the results of which serve as a basis for subsequent projects concerning service infrastructure.
The objective of MyAcademicID is to allow students in an exchange situation abroad to register and authenticate themselves in higher education institutions, to manage their Erasmus mobility process and to access various student services. in Europe.
The MyAcademicID project aims to implement the technical infrastructure supporting a European student identity by integrating the federation system of national federations eduGAIN operated by GÉANT, with the European student identifier of the European Student Identifier (ESI) project and the eIDAS interoperability framework, currently being deployed by the Member States.

CEF Digital Service infrastructures (DSIs) play a key role in supporting Member States to comply with EU Regulations and Directives and facilitate coordination among Member States to share data, develop standards and enable the interoperability of an ecosystem of digital solutions they have developed at national level. This has resulted in faster and more efficient online public and cross-border services for the benefit of citizens, businesses and public administrations across Europe.

The EU sudent e card is one of the thirteen sector-specific DSIs, provide more complex trans-European online services for citizens.
The EDSSI project, selected in 2020 and launched in September 2020, aims to create a core IT infrastructure, enabling a reliable exchange of student data, seamless student access to services.

 

The initiative of the European student card immediately operational

Two projects are operational and already implemented and are part of the timetable for the immediate implementation of the initiative proposed by the European Commission:

Erasmus without paper and the European student card project

Erasmus without Paper enables secure exchange of student data between European institutions and simplified management of all procedures related to Erasmus + mobility, from the selection of students to the recognition of ECTS credits. It brings together different tools

• Erasmus Dashboard to manage students; https://www.erasmus-dashboard.eu/intro
• OnlineLearningAgreement + which creates the educational contracts that bind the students, their institution and their host organization; https://www.learning-agreement.eu/start/
• the Erasmus + mobile application which offers online services to students;

With a gradual implementation schedule starting in 2021 with the new Erasmus + program 2021-2027.