European Student Card (ESC)

Production of the prototypes of the cross-border recognised student card begins!

The European Student Card (ESC) aims to provide students with cross-border recognition of their student status and the associated benefits and entitlements.
Funded by the European Commission and Erasmus+, the project 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 allows students to access services from educational institutions across borders in a simplified way.

The desired services can be activated on the platform by the student test group and then used in the respective educational institution after checking the European Student Card.

Together with Eucor - The European Campus, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Université de Strasbourg, Université de Haute-Alsace, Crous Strasbourg (Centre régional des oeuvres universitaires et scolaires) and the University of Freiburg im Breisgau, the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe will welcome the first students with student cards that function across institutions in the next few months.

The first services to be tested will be university catering and library services. Similar test phases are taking place in Italy and Ireland, with project coordination by Cnous (Centre national des oeuvres universitaires et scolaires). After successful tests, the variety of services and the number of participating institutions will be expanded throughout Europe. KIT has already decided to equip all future student cards with the features of the European Student Card and thus support European student mobility.

For more info: Website of the project

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