European Campus Card Association 16th Annual Conference - May 27th – 29th 2018

The European Campus Card Association Conference 2018 will be hosted by Wageningen University and Research in the Netherlands, from May 27th to 29th.

Presentations and workshops will be presented by expert speakers from across the world, in particular Europe and the US, covering a wide range of issues relating to campus cards and more.

The conference will also attract a number of leading card companies and technology developers, providing an insight into the current and future technology hardware and software systems.

In addition a tour of the Wageningen University campus card system will also take place.

Each year the annual ECCA conference provides a fantastic networking opportunity for all those that attend.

Conference rates for members are €230 and non-members are €290 (book by March 31st). 

We have also reserved a number of hotel rooms at the conference hotel, Reehorst Hotel in Ede, starting from only €76 B&B. Book direct with the hotel.

Conference Registration opens in January.

For further information on the European Campus Card Association and conference updates visit the ECCA website at or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Call for Presentations European Campus Card Association (ECCA) 2018 Conference

Call for Presentations

European Campus Card Association (ECCA) 2018 Conference

May 27th – 29th 2018, University of Wageningen, Netherlands

Devoted to innovative use of smart card and mobile contactless technologies, designed to improve the services offered within universities campuses, ECCA 2018 will accept presentations that offer attendees pioneering practices, real and sustainable solutions and a view on future trends.

Smart cards are essential building blocks for many applications and systems used in payment, content protection, transportation, student services, mobile and identification.

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Background to the General Data Protection Regulation

The new regulation will create a unified approach to data protection across the EU. Currently, EU member states operate under their own national laws that reflect the 1995 EU Data Protection Directive. Although all members have been working towards the common goals set up by the Directive, however the process of implementing these goals was left up to each country to decide.

The GDPR comes into force on 25th May 2018 and will replace the existing Data Protection Act (DPA). This Regulation applies to data controllers or data processors that keep or process any information about living people, referred to as data subjects. If you are presently required to comply with the DPA then the GDPR will also apply.

The GDPR not only applies to organisations located within the EU but it will also apply to organisations located outside of the EU if they offer goods or services to, or monitor the behaviour of, EU data subjects. It applies to all companies processing and holding the personal data of data subjects residing in the European Union, regardless of the company’s location.

Compared to the current Directive, GDPR will capture many more overseas organisations. US tech companies should particularly take note as the provisions of GDPR have clearly been designed to capture them. Overseas organisations not established within the EU who are nevertheless caught by one or both of offering goods or services or monitoring tests must designate a representative within the EU as required by EU GDPR Article 27.

ColorID’s Identity Summit

ColorID has set the dates for the next Identity Summit on October 12th, hosted by our premier customer: Northwestern University & the Kellogg School of Management. This summit will be a content rich, interactive format with a panel discussion on insights and visions from the current & future state of our industry. Sign up today and network with your institutional brethren and industry experts on how to create your identity roadmap on campus. This exclusive event will be a single day experience beginning at 9:00AM and concluding at 4:00PM. To our delight space is filling up quickly; register ASAP so you won’t miss out on this terrific event!

A step towards the university of the future Methodist - University of São Paulo

Founded in 1938 the Methodist University of São Paulo, also known as UMESP, is a private university based in the city of São Bernardo do Campo, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil.

UMESP currently enrolls over 18,000 students, with most popular programs in the areas of communications and theology offered across 7 institutions distributed in 23 campuses. The school offers 40 different degrees, 60 post-grad programs and also K-11 programs.

UMESP is an often recipient of the most renamed awards in Brazil such as the Most innovative use of IT in Education in the “IT Media and Information Week Brazil 2015”; and the best higher education institution in the field of Communication and Information Management during the last 6 years in the “Brazilian Student Guide”. 

The Brazilian higher education market is the largest in Latin America. The sector has grown exponentially in recent years, largely due to a rapidly expanding middle class. According to data from the Secretariat of Strategic Studies of the Presidency, there are over 2,300 institutions (75% of them are privately own), approximately 6,5 million students enrolled in a classroom education, and around 1,3 million students enrolled through the distance learning education model.


About Us

The mission of the association is to assist the institutions of higher education in the Member States of the European Union and other European Countries to implement and operate campus card programmes by facilitating information exchange, by developing European standards where appropriate and by acting as a forum for interaction between the institutions and other agencies with an interest in campus card applications in Higher Education.


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