European Student Card

An EU funded project that aims to simplify the mobility of higher education students and strengthen the social dimension of the European Higher Education Area.

Started: 2016

Funding: Erasmus+ Key Action 2

Length: 3 years

Partners: 8

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The vision underlying the European Student Card (ESC) project is that of enabling students to assert their rights by connecting existing student cards to a digital system. Eventually, students should be able to seamlessly request accommodation, gain access to university canteens at student rates and access other services (e.g. library systems) beyond their own higher education institution, encouraging stronger cooperation between institutions and an increase of visiting, exchange or international students.

The consortium is looking to establish non-intrusive mechanisms that respect the procedures and systems specific to each country. It currently involves partners from France, Germany, Italy and Ireland. The ESC is lead by the Centre national des œuvres universitaires et scolaires (CNOUS) and the EUF is an associate partner and a member of the project’s Advisory Board.