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Success stories

Together, we reimagine mobility in Europe. We help citizens study, work and grow all over Europe. We do it by using a common standard, known as verifiable credentials, wallets as digital interfaces and blockchain as the trusted technology infrastructure. We make information easy to verify and almost impossible to fake.

The first cross-border pilot launched in July 2021: it gathered 2 European universities alliances and 11 universities from 11 countries to join their forces to create the so-called “multi-university pilot”, which identifed, designed and delivered 6 cross-border scenarios.

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The first successful pilot

Beginning of 2021, the “Early Adopters”, 21 projects from 18 European countries participated in the first pilot programme of EBSI. Each project's private and public sector partners were given early access to the pre-production environment of EBSI and were invited to develop their own pilot projects to address specific business or governmental use cases involving the exchange of verifiable credentials in the education domain.

From national to cross-border pilots

In July 2021, 2 European universities alliances and 11 universities from 11 countries joined their forces to create the so-called “multi-University pilot” during which they identified, designed and delivered 6 cross-border scenarios, together.

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Transcript of Records

A student gets a master diploma after receiving a transcript of records validated by Erasmus.

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Bachelor/Master Degree

A student applies for a PhD with a bachelor/master degree from a foreign country.

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Municipality Credentials

A student gets access to local discounts using municipality credentials based on a European student card.

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European Qualification Passport for Refugees

A refugee presents an EQPR to a European University to apply for a Master and find a job in Europe.

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Licence to Practice

A graduated citizen applies for a job with a degree from another foreign country.

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A PhD student applies for specific courses in a foreign country.

The importance of the ecosystem

The EBSI Early Adopters have been challenged to test their different pilots in real-life settings. Key stakeholders had to be identified to test the interoperability of their solutions in the ecosystem to allow for the exchange of verifiable credentials by students and universities: trusted accreditation organisations, trusted issuers, holders of credentials, wallet providers and other partners.

A collaborative path

In order to build their cross-border pilots, they followed a collaborative path. The final step of the Early Adopters programme was a showcase of the outcomes in the demo day organised in June 2022.

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  1. Discover

    They first explored the EBSI specifications and made sure their pilot scope was clear.

  2. Design

    They used the Verifiable Credentials Lifecycle to understand how Verifiable Credentials work according to W3C and EBSI standards. They designed the cross-border pilot scenario(s) and the integration plan at a Design Workshop.

  3. Build and test

    They integrated their solutions in pre-production, basing themselves on the Verifiable Credentials Playbook and using wallets conformant with EBSI, they implemented the Verifiable Credentials according to W3C and EBSI standard specifications.

How can you join the EBSI Ecosystem?

The Early Adopter programme is growing

By successfully piloting “self-sovereign identity” and the “diploma” use cases, EBSI is well advanced in the implementation of various types of Verifiable Credentials. The Early Adopters programme is growing and EBSI is opening different tracks for you to join:

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Piloting in the new social security domain

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Piloting a new type of credentials in the education domain

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Implementing and adopting credentials that have been successfully piloted

Join the ecosystem by taking any role

As a trusted accreditation organisation

National authority

You can become a trusted accreditation organisation and / or issuer of verifiable IDs.

As a holder


You can join the group of beta users.

As an issuer

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You can become an issuer of the proposed educational credentials or implement other credential to enrich the service.

As a verifier


You can join and adopt such solution in the context of your recruitment process and significantly reduce your verification costs.

As a wallet provider

IT service provider

You can turn your wallet into an EBSI conformant wallet and build a pan-European wallet ecosystem.

Are you interested to join the EBSI ecosystem and accelerate its adoption?

Start your registration process to join the Early Adopters program by filling out the quick form.

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Or do you want to explore more?

Explore our Early adopters programme to discover how you can imagine, build and launch your next EBSI pilot project(s).

Explore the specifications in details by consulting the VC Playbook.

Explore the EBSI, explained series to know how to use the Verifiable Credentials according to W3C and EBSI standards and specifications.

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Interested to pilot and/or implement an EBSI use case? Leave us your email to find out how to take part in the development of the EBSI ecosystem.

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