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EDUC and the ESC

The partners of EDUC (European Digital UniverCity) create a truly integrated European University with students, researchers and administrative staff who learn, impart and work at universities differing in size, age, native languages and focus.

Using modern digital tools and face-to-face collaboration, we form a strong triangle of shared knowledge and academic values between Western, Central, Northern and Southern Europe, developing strong ties between local environments to tackle global challenges of the 21st century.

To closely monitor and share expertise for the ESC, the EDUC Alliances has joined the ESC Advisory Board in December 2022.

EduCARDs project 2019-22: Implementing the European student card in the EDUC alliance

The partners ran the EDUCardS project from 2019 to 2022. This project aimed at experimenting with a methodological framework for setting up the ESC, facilitating the use of the card by students, then developing and optimizing the services offered. Following this experimentation period, the partners set out to integrate the ESC development into its core tasks within the EDUC rollout 2023-2026. 

What is the European Student Card?

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The ESC is a digital framework which allows the students to use their current card, be it ISIC, university card or other, to access facilities and services at the host university in the same fashion as the local students do, thus minimizing the administrative effort and paperwork. Via this process, the visiting student will have an established digital identity in the information system of the host university, making the whole transition process easier for all parties involved.

The approach of the partners will make it possible to transpose this experience so that other higher education institutions can benefit from its results. Ultimately, we hope that the 160,000 students of the EDUC alliance will benefit from the European student card and will have easy access to various services within EDUC universities, thus allowing a simplified management of their student paths on a European scale. The EduCards project is a strategic partnership project (KA203) funded by the European Erasmus + programme.

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What's in it for you as students?

Educards project structure

Activities of the Educards project