Call for proposals: EU Student eCard Core Service Platform - apply by 14 November 2019
On 4 July 2919, the European Commission launched an open call for proposals for developing and rolling out the Core Service Platform of the EU Student eCard Digital Service Infrastructure (DSI). This call is part of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom 2019-2020 Work Programme. An indicative budget of €2.5 million is available for this objective. This call closes on 14 November 2019.
The EU Student eCard initiative is part of the Digital Education Action Plan, aiming to improve the quality of student mobility in Europe. The initiative is linked to the EU's electronic identification rules (eIDAS Regulation) and aims at re-using several CEF Building Blocks to provide a seamless cross-border electronic exchange of student data and documents based on the Once-Only Principle.
As a first step, the electronic services of the higher education institutions will be connected with the Member States' eID Nodes implemented in the framework of the eIDAS Regulation. This would make it possible for students to authenticate themselves (or their other academic related data) and use the online services of the higher educational institution in another EU Member State with the national eID means of their country of origin.
The CEF eID building block is a set of services (including software, documentation, training and support) provided by the European Commission and endorsed by the Member States, which helps public administrations and private service providers to extend the use of their online services through the mutual recognition of national eID schemes.
The Commission hosted an Information Day for those who interested in the EU Student eCard Core Service Platform Call. The event took place on 13 September 2019, in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg. This event helped participants better understand the call and the proposal submission requirements, facilitated the sharing of ideas and experiences, and allowed networking between potential partners for project consortia.
The European Commission’s presentation slides, together with the Q&A, are available on the Call website.
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