Production of prototypes of cross-border recognized student ID begins
The European Student Card (ESC) is designed to provide students with cross-border recognition of their student status and the associated benefits and entitlements. The project, funded by the European Commission and Erasmus +, was launched in 2016 with the aim of facilitating student mobility within Europe. At the heart of the project is the development of a common platform that enables students to benefit from educational services across borders. The desired services can be unlocked by the student test group on the platform and then used after checking the European Student Card in the respective educational institution.
Together with Eucor - The European Campus, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Université de Strasbourg, Université de Haute-Alsace, Crous Strasbourg (University of the Universitaires et scolaires) and the University of Freiburg in Breisgau, the Studierendenwerk will be in the coming months welcoming the first students with student ID cards that run across institutions. The first services focus on the catering and library services. Similar test phases are taking place in Italy and Ireland, with project coordination by Cnous (Center national des oeuvres universitaires et scolaires). After successful tests, the diversity of offers and the circle of participating institutions should be increased across Europe. The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology has already made the decision to equip all future student ID cards with the features of the European student ID card and thus to support European student mobility.
For more info:Project WebsiteVideo discussing the goals of the ESC