Conference Rates 2017


Early Bird

After March 31st

Exhibitor Fee

ECCA Member 



Free for members

Non Member





Your Registration Fee Includes:

  • Admission to Presentations and Workshops
  • Fork Buffet & Drinks Reception on Sunday Evening
  • Lunch on Monday & Tuesday
  • Gala Dinner on Monday Evening
  • Refreshment Breaks
  • Exhibition Area access
  • Registration Pack – Bag, Program and other materials
  • Please note it does not include your hotel room (this is payable by you direct to the hotel)


Cancellation Policy:

Full refunds will be given for cancellation requests received by April 28th 2017. There is a 50% refund for cancellation requests received by May 5th 2017. NO REFUNDS will be given after May 5th 2017 or for no shows at the conference.

If you have requested ECCA to reserve your hotel room you are required to pay the hotel direct. If you do not attend or cancel your room, you are liable to pay ECCA in full for the total cost incurred as ECCA will be charged.

ECCA to Host its 2017 Annual Conference in Birmingham UK

“Standardising Secure Identity”

The European Campus Card Association’s Annual Conference 2017 offers a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge of campus card systems and secure eID Credentials. The conference educational sessions, presentations, and workshops will provide you with a range of new technology innovations and initiatives that will assist in the delivery of high quality services to your campus community. The workshops will include a range of innovation initiatives including the concept of a common eID solution that will achieve interoperability between institutions on a cross-border basis.

This year’s conference will be held in Birmingham, UK on May 21st to 23rd 2017. This is the 15th annual conference since ECCA was founded in 2002. The conference is already attracting huge interest, and delegates from all over Europe and worldwide are expected to attend.
Presentations, Research Papers and technical workshops will be presented by speakers from Europe and the US covering a wide range of issues relating to campus card systems and secure eID credentials. The conference exhibition centre, which will be attended by leading worldwide card companies and technology developers will provided an insight into the current and future card technology hardware and software systems.

The conference in addition to providing attendees with ideas on the future needs and requirements of eID credentials and campus card systems, will also provides an important networking opportunity for those to share information, experience and knowledge.
For further information on the European Campus Card Association and this year’s conference, you can visit the ECCA conference website at or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ECCA Campus Card State-of-the Art Survey

The report on the findings of the survey commissioned by ECCA in 2016 to determine the current state-of-the-art and the potential future requirements for eID credentials and campus card systems in Europe and beyond has been recently published.

This report provides a detailed analysis of the findings and reflects the views and opinions of a wide range of educational institutions.

The global participation of 28 countries in the survey, comprising of 181 educational institutions, of which 129 were European institutions, provided a wide base for data collection. The findings from the data provided from the European Institutions indicated no significant deviation when compared with the data provided by the other global institutions. It is clearly evident that the requirements of campus card systems are similar on a global basis, particularly with regard to their future needs and requirements of eID credentials.

The objective of the survey focused on establishing the current state-of-the-art of the following:
(i) Details on existing Campus Card system
(ii) Card Issuing, Personalisation and Requirements
(iii) Value load and Payments
(iv) Mobile devices and Applications
(v) Interoperability and standards
(vi) Card Validation, Authentication and Self Service Kiosks
(vii) Details and plans of campuses without a card system

Overall the survey has provided valuable information on the current state-of-the-art in campus card systems. It has also provided an insight into the educational members’ vision with regard to their future needs and requirements of eID credentials and campus card systems. These findings, in addition to assisting our educational and corporate membership, will assist ECCA’s research and innovation programme, particularly in the area of promoting the concept of a common eID solution that will achieve interoperability between institutions on a cross-border basis.
ECCA would like to acknowledge and thank the educational institutions who participated in this survey. Their assistance has enabled ECCA to establish a valuable depository of information which will be of valuable assistance to the on-going development of eID credentials and campus card systems.

The University Smart Card adapts to the digital era

Over twenty years have passed since Banco Santander issued its first University Smart Card (USC) in 1995 for the University of Cantabria, Spain.

Nowadays, Santander issues 9.1, million USCs in 279 universities over 11 countries. These cards, are not only used to provide university credentials but also allow users to borrow books, access different university locations, provide electronic signatures, access academic records, use the card as an electronic wallet, receive discounts from shops, pay for public transport or use it as a debit card, amongst other options.

In line with the philosophy and objectives of Banco Santander, the University
Smart Card is undergoing a huge technological development to become a state-of-the-art card used in universities. One of the biggest innovations, is the development of the USC app available for Android and iPhone and a pilot development in wearables (smartwatch and bracelet).
Students have changed and also have changed their needs. The penetration of smartphones is growing and growing and it has become the most used device. Therefore, Santander has developed the USC app to allow access to services on and off campus anytime and anywhere with the aim of creating a digital ecosystem that makes student life easier.

BlueDiamond Mobile Credentials

Empowering your phone to open doors

As smartphones and tablets become central to everyday life, Lenel is leveraging new technologies to provide exceptionally secure access control. BlueDiamond™ Mobile delivers a smart alternative to plastic badges, offering greater convenience without compromising security. Since people are rarely without their phones, this solution gives them another access option in addition to their keycards.

Benefits across the board

Unlike many other solutions, BlueDiamond Mobile credentials can be allocated to new phones or people as needed, and can be remotely deactivated. And since smartphones can require a security code or biometric for access as well as possession of the phone, app, and downloaded credential, the solution can provide multi-factor authentication. For an additional layer of protection, BlueDiamond Mobile credentials are automatically deactivated if not periodically refreshed by the cloud server. This helps provide enhanced security by ensuring deactivated credentials are removed from deauthorised devices.


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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.


For general information about European Campus Card Association, please contact us at:
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