ECCA Conference in May Cancelled

It is with regret that we must inform you that the ECCA annual conference scheduled for May 24th to 26th at Humboldt University Berlin has been cancelled.

A decision to reschedule to later in the year will be reviewed over the coming months.

We will closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and provide updates on our program of events on our website.

For more details regarding the registration fee return please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Additionally, in order to avoid any hotel charges, please ensure you cancel your hotel reservation direct.

We want to thank our hosts Humboldt University who have worked on putting the arrangements and plans in place over the past year. We also want to thank those that offered to give a presentation and we hope that you will have the opportunity to do so in the near future.

We are sorry for any inconvenience, which is unavoidable in these extraordinary times. 

ECCA extends its good wishes to you and your families.


Kind Regards,

ECCA Board


Date of Statement March 26th 2020

ECCA Statement on Covid-19

The ECCA Board and conference hosts Humboldt University in Berlin, continue to monitor closely the coronavirus. At this time, our conference is planned to run as scheduled from May 24th to 26th but we will continue to assess the situation and the advice provided by the relevant authorities. We recognise that this is a dynamic situation and things may continue to change over the coming weeks.


You can register for the conference on

In the event the ECCA conference is cancelled you will be entitled to a full conference fee refund.


ECCA has reserved a number of hotel rooms at the Dorint Hotel Adlershof Berlin starting from €85 B&B. You can book direct with the hotel;

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There is free cancellation with the hotel until 6pm on the day of arrival.


If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us.


Thank you for your continued support.

ECCA Board


Date of Statement: March 12th 2020

European Campus Card Association Conference 2020 “Campus eID of the Future”

Registration is now open on-line at - click on “Join Conference”

This year’s Conference is being hosted by Humboldt University, in Berlin, from May 24th to 26th.

The event will involve sessions focusing on key topics;

  • Session 1: Workshop on eID
  • Session 2: Campus Card Case Studies
  • Session 3: Migrating to Mobile & Virtual ID
  • Session 4: The Latest in Technology Developments
  • Session 5: eID of the Future including Research Projects

In addition, we will have leading companies exhibiting their products, a tour of Humboldt University campus and card system, and our Gala Dinner networking event.

We hope you can join us in Berlin for our 18th Annual Conference.

ECCA Board



ECCA will host a number of regional workshops in the coming months.

The aim of these workshops is to obtain feedback from the stakeholders in the region on the future needs and requirements of a European Student eID.

For more information or to book your place please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Venues & Dates:

  • Stockholm, Sweden - February 18th 2020
  • Porto, Portugal - March 5th 2020 
  • Netherlands – March 2020 (date to be confirmed)
  • More venues to be announced soon


Workshop Agenda Topics:


  1. Opening & Introduction
  • Student eID Framework Project
  • eID projects in Europe – Strategy & Policy of EU
  1. Why a European Student eID?
  • Why do we need a Student eID?
  • Mobility, standards, eIDAS 
  1. Technologies
  • Smartcards, mobile ecosystem, blockchain, cloud data management, and other technologies to be considered for a European Student eID
  1. Challenges
  • Political, Legal, Security, Privacy, technical and other issues
  1. Open discussion and Recommendations on European Student eID
  • Participation of stakeholders and relevance from a regional perspective
  • Input, ideas, recommendations from attendees


(This agenda may vary slightly depending on the requirements of the region)



The European Campus Card Association (ECCA) is actively progressing with a ‘Consultation Process on the Development of a Proposal for a Trusted Student Identification Framework’ (Student eID Project) that will use internet technologies to support the provision of secure identification and authentication of students on a cross-border basis in Europe.

The purpose of this Student eID Project is to obtain a consensus between European Higher Education Institutions (HEIs), service providers, students and the relevant stakeholders on the necessary structure, technologies and requirements that will facilitate the implementation of a common student eID throughout Europe.

This project, supported by the Vietsch Foundation, is an essential first step in the consultation process on the ‘Development of a Proposal for a Trusted Student Identification Framework’.

As part of this consultation process, an on-line survey was commissioned, in November 2019 (over a three-week period), to obtain the views and opinions of all relevant stakeholders regarding their requirements and the benefits of a European Student eID that will overcome the obstacles to the cross-border mutual recognition of students. In addition, the Student eID will provide access to both academic and non-academic services on a cross-border basis. This survey was representative of all stakeholders, which included HEIs, service providers, students and others, from Europe, USA, Canada, and Asia, with a minimum of 150 target respondents. The total responses to the survey was 217 and the number of fully completed survey responses was 190 (completion rate 88%). For the purpose of the analysis of the results, only the fully completed 190 responses are included in this analysis.

The outcome from direct market research through an on-line survey, has provided an important first step in the consultation process (‘The Development of a Proposal for a Trusted Student Identification Framework’). It has fostered a process of dialogue with the relevant stakeholders and has established an important knowledge base on the current state-of-the-art. In addition, it has identified a high level of interest and support from the stakeholders for the concept of a European student eID. This research provides the ideal foundation to proceed with the next phase, which is to establish the future state-of-the-art and achieve the ultimate goal of enabling secure identification and authentication of students across borders with their European student eID.


To download the full report click on the following link;

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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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