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European Student Card Initiative

Part of the Erasmus+ programme

Technical Development forum


Formed by the IT officers of the selected European University Alliances. Open to other IT officers implementing the European Student Card from umbrella organisations (such as EUNIS). Active on an ad hoc basis depending on the developments of the ESC.

Roles and responsibilities

  • support the Project core team by being regularly consulted regarding their technical needs (e.g. on card technologies, interoperability, etc.) and potential improvements of the ESC as well as by testing new developments
  • participate in working sessions organised to define improvements

Coordination and reporting mechanisms

ESC Technical Development forum sessions with the Solution provider at least 1 initial meeting per improvement phase and 1 follow-up meeting per improvement phase.


The Technical Development Forum is formed of representatives of

  • FOR EU1 - Europe
  • FOR EU2 - Europe
  • The European Digital UniverCity (EDUC) - Europe
  • European Campus of City-Universities (EC2U) – European
  • European University for Smart Urban Coastal Sustainability (EU CONEXUS Plus) - Europe
  • Epicur Shape-IT – Europe
  • Challenge-Driven, Accessible, Research-based and Mobile European University (Charm-EU) – Europe
  • The European University of Social Sciences (CIVICA) - Europe
  • Fostering Outreach within European Regions, Transnational Higher Education and Mobility (Forthem) – Europe
  • European University Information Systems (EUNIS) - Europe