The European Student Card Initiative is the collective name for a suite of digital developments aimed at facilitating and enhancing student mobility. Erasmus Without Paper, the Erasmus+ App and the European Student Card are outlined below. These initiatives will support the goal of achieving a European Education Area by 2025.
In line with the principles of the ECHE, higher education institutions should implement digital management of student mobility in line with the technical standards of the European Student Card Initiative.
This means that higher education institutions participating in the programme must connect to the Erasmus without Paper Network in order to exchange mobility data and manage online learning agreements and digital inter-institutional agreements as soon as these features become operational for the different mobility activities between Programme Countries and from Programme to Partner Countries. Higher education institutions can use their organisational support funds for the implementation of digital mobility management. The full implementation of the initiative will take place for the 2022 Call.
The European Student Card Initiative will develop an online one-stop-shop through the Erasmus+ Mobile App for students to manage all administrative steps related to their mobility period – before, during and after their stay. It will allow students to find all the information they need to experience a high-quality mobility experience abroad.
Participating institutions will also need to promote the use of the Erasmus+ mobile app to ensure that institutions and Erasmus+ students can benefit from increased efficiency in administrative processes. By 2025, all students in Europe should be able to enjoy the benefits of the European Student Card Initiative.
Erasmus Without Paper
The Erasmus Without Paper project is a central part of the European Student Card Initiative and a key component of the journey towards achieving a European Education Area by 2025.
There are three options for each HEI to connect to the Erasmus Without Paper Dashboard.
– Connect directly to the dashboard
– Create a bespoke connection to the dashboard
– Liaise with third party Mobility Management providers to use their platforms functionality to connect to the dashboard.
This decision is based on each HEI’s individual needs.
The EWP Competence Centre is an excellent resource for learning more about the EWP dashboard.
The Erasmus+ App guides Erasmus+ participants through the administrative process involved in an Erasmus+ App mobility.
The App offers access to special deals and offers and enables participation in events, social activities and volunteering.
Please find more information about the Erasmus+ App at the link below.
European Student Card
The European Student Card will be a unique identifier on a student’s card. The European Student Card is a crucial step in facilitating student mobility and enabling the creation of a European Education Area.
You can find more information about the European Student Card at the link below.