EDSSI

The European Digital Student Service Infrastructure (EDSSI) project will develop a system which will allow HEIs to exchange and authenticate student data in a seamless and secure way.

Started: 2020

Funding: Connecting Europe Facility

Project budget: 2,498,763.07 €

Length: 2 years

The Digital Education Action Plan 2021-2027 further pursues the objective of the European Student Card initiative which goal is to “facilitate the secure electronic exchange and verification of student data and academic records, becoming a real differentiator for higher education institutions by simplifying the management of their students’ mobility”.

The European Digital Student Service Infrastructure (EDSSI) project will develop a system which will allow HEIs to exchange and authenticate student data in a seamless and secure way. This initiative is the future of student mobility infrastructure, which will provide a single point of entry to all academic and non-academic services across Europe. It will provide a simplified administration, faster processes and better mobility experiences.

The system will incorporate the EU Student eCard core service platform allowing students securely authenticate to e-services related to student mobility and beyond, further expand on the data exchange network built by the Erasmus Without Paper network, the authentication solution proposed by MyAcademicID and the recognition of the European student status with the European Student Card project.

Next to the comprehensive infrastructure development, during the 24 months of the project, several stakeholder forums will be organised, as well as different promotional events to answer the questions:

  • How will students in the future prepare and manage their studies abroad?
  • What will be the requirements for higher education institutions to enable these services for their incoming and outgoing students?
  • What are eIDAS, eduGAIN and the European Student Identifier and why do they matter to enable student-centred digital workflows?
  • How and when are higher education institutions expected to (further) engage in this digitalisation process?

Partners: Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Centre National des Oeuvres Universitaires et Scolaires, Géant Vereniging, Vetenskapsradet, Universiteit Gent, Erasmus Student Network, Universidade do Porto, UniwersytetWarszawski, Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin, Unit – direktoratet for ikt og fellestjenester i hoyere utdanning og forskning, Universidad de Malaga, Fondazione endisu ente nazionale per il diritto allo studio e per i servizi agli studenti, Deutsches Studentenwerk, Universitat Jaume i de Castelló, Groupement d’intérêt public pour le réseau national de telecommunications pour la technologie, l’enseignement et la recherche (Renater), European University Foundation