About the Project

Consultation Process on a Trusted Student eID Framework 

The main policies and strategies of ECCA are dedicated to the implementation of student eID credentials in Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) that supports student mobility and the provision of trusted identification and secure access to services across European countries. ECCA strongly supports the EU policies in building a more inclusive European society which will help students recognise that they belong to a greater European community. In addition, enabling the seamless use of a student eID throughout the EU will create a positive feeling of trust and security with the student by providing unrestricted access to services both on and off campus.

ECCA, as part of our objectives, is progressing with a “Consultation Process on the Development of a Proposal for a Trusted Student Identification Framework”  that will support the provision of secure identification and authentication on a cross-border basis in Europe. The development of a proposal for a Trusted Student Identification Framework is consistent with the policies, strategies and activities of ECCA.

The primary purpose of the project is to assist in the process of generating knowledge and awareness of the benefits derived from a student eID credential, compliant to eIDAS, which supports the statutory activities of ECCA and EU policy.

The project will initiate a process of direct collaboration, networking and knowledge sharing that will provide joined up thinking that will result in co-operation on an eID credential from the main stakeholders from different member states i.e. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), Service Providers (SPs), Students and relevant policy makers.

1. Project Objectives

  • Engage in a process of dialogue with the relevant stakeholders to seek out their views and opinions on the needs and requirements of a trusted Student eID Credential (eIDAS compliant) that supports cross-border services.
  • Identify the barriers that excludes stakeholders from enjoying the full benefits of a trusted eID that will facilitate cross-border provision of student services (academic and non-academic) and enable access to these services using their mutually recognised national student eID.
  • Establish recommendations for the development of a proposal for a trusted student eID framework that will support the provision of secure identification and authentication on a cross-border basis in Europe.
  • Promote innovation and networking, particularly in the education, business and technological sectors, associated with the use of a cross-border student eID that supports student mobility and access to student services across Europe together with supporting active European citizenship and intercultural exchange programmes.

Student eID Framework